South Africans Caught Up In Egyptian Explosion
20 May 2019
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Most of the South Africans caught up in an explosion that damaged a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids arrived safely at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.

Department of international relations and co-operation (Dirco) spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said four of the 28 affected South Africans had remained in Egypt.

Three of them are still being treated in hospital, while one woman had chosen to stay and assist her injured husband, said Mabaya.

According to AFP, the roadside bomb went off as the bus was being driven into Giza, also causing injuries to Egyptians in a nearby car.

At least 17 people were injured during the blast.

“Minister Sisulu wishes those admitted in hospital a speedy recovery and has also directed South Africa’s ambassador to Egypt to give them all necessary support,” added Mabaya.