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12/31/2018 10:42:20 AM

Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt discusses measures to support victims of bomb attack

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt on December 30 worked with a delegation from Ho Chi Minh City, led by Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Bui Ta Hoang Vu, in Egypt.

In the meeting, the two sides discussed measures to support victims of the recent bomb blast, on December 28, so that they can return to Vietnam as soon as possible.

Relevant forces investigate the bomb attack on a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists in Giza on December 28 (local time) (Photo: AFP/VNA)

They agreed to coordinate with local authorities to first bring eight recovered people in the tourist group back to Vietnam and complete all necessary procedures to repatriate the bodies of the three dead victims. Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong affirmed that the Embassy will attempt to bring healthy or slightly injured tourists to Vietnam in the next one or two days.

The remaining three seriously injured victims will have to wait for conclusions from local doctors and they will come back Vietnam when their health conditions are stable.

Meanwhile, representatives of the travel agency Saigon Tourist said that it will make every effort to assist victims and their relatives in returning home.

The Embassy and the delegation from Ho Chi Minh City also met with families of bomb victims who flew to Egypt to bring their relatives home.

On Friday (Dec 28), a roadside bomb hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said.

The bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside bomb, concealed by a wall, went off, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq said in a statement. The blast wounded 11 other Vietnamese tourists as well as the Egyptian driver./.

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