Victims in Egypt bomb attack to return home soon: embassy

Cairo (VNA) � The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt and Ho Chi Minh City will coordinate with competent agencies in the host country to send home eight Vietnamese victims of the December 28 bomb attack who are in good health or suffer from only light injuries.

At a December 30 working session with a delegation of HCM City, including representatives of Saigon Tourist which operated the tour, Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong said those victims would be able to return home in the next one or two days.

The embassy and the HCM City delegation will coordinate with local authorities to complete necessary procedures to repatriate the bodies of the three dead victims, while three others with serious injuries will have to wait for permission from doctors.

Representatives from the embassy and the delegation then met with families of the victims.

The same day, a delegation of the Egyptian parliament led by Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Karim A.Darwish, and some Egyptians visited the Vietnamese Embassy to express their sympathy over the incident.

According to the embassy, the three seriously-wounded victims have received surgeries, four with light injuries are recovering and five others suffering from scratches now can move around normally.

The Egyptian Embassy in Vietnam has granted urgent visas for relatives of the victims to travel to Egypt.

Countries such as the US, the UK, Russia, Kuwait, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Saudi Arabia have strongly condemned the bomb attack and extended their deepest sympathy to the victims and their families.

A bus carrying 15 Vietnamese tourists was hit by a bomb at 18:15 on December 28 (local time). The tourists were on their way to the airport to return home after a trip to Giza pyramids. Three Vietnamese tourists and one Egyptian guide were killed in the bombing.-VNA

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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