Foreign tourists hurt in bus blast near Egypt’s pyramids
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At least 16 people have been injured in a blast targeting a tourist bus in Egypt.
The roadside bomb attack happened near the new Egyptian museum close to the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo.
Most of those hurt were foreign tourists, it has been reported. No one is believed to have been killed.
A witness, Mohamed el Mandouh, said he heard a “very loud explosion” while sitting in traffic near the site of the blast.
Pictures posted on social media showed a bus with some of its windows blown out or shattered, and debris in the road.
A spokesman for Meryland Tours, who were renting the bus off Dominant Travels, said the injuries were not serious and believes there were no Britons on board.
In December, three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed and at least 10 others injured when a roadside bomb hit their tour bus less around two miles from the pyramids.
The latest attack comes as Egypt’s vital tourism industry was showing signs of recovery after languishing for years because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.