The Vietnamese foreign ministry said on Saturday it is working closely with Egyptian authorities to provide assistance to victims of a roadside bomb blast that hit a tour bus, killing three Vietnamese tourists, in Cairo on Friday. The blast happened at 6:15 pm local time on Friday less than four kilometers from Egypt’s world-famous Giza pyramids in Cairo, the foreign ministry said in a statement. The bus was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists who were on a tour organized by Ho Chi Minh City-based travel firm Saigontourist. Three Vietnamese tourists have been confirmed dead while 11 others were injured in the blast, including ten who remain hospitalized for severe injuries. An Egyptian tour guide was also killed in the blast. Two tourists who sustained minor wounds are being cared for at the Embassy of Vietnam in Cairo, according to the Vietnamese foreign ministry. No immediate claim of responsibility was reported. Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong visits victims of a deadly bomb blast in Cairo on December 29, 2018. Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong has visited the site of the blast as well as the Al Haram Hospital in Cairo to check on the Vietnamese victims being treated… Read full this story
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