Developing Story: Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide killed, 10 others injured as tourist bus is hit by explosion near Cairo pyramids (Updated)
Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian guide were killed and at least 10 others injured when a bomb blast hit their bus on Friday less than four km (2.5 miles) from Egypt’s world famous Giza pyramids, authorities said.
Sky News Arabia reports a number of people are dead and wounded following the explosion on a passenger bus in the Haram area.
This is a developing story.
According to reports, the explosion took place on the Mariouteya Road in the pyramid district, one of the most famous streets in greater Cairo.
The Interior Ministry has confirmed two tourists were killed and 12 were injured in the improvised bomb blast, Sky News Arabia reports.
Local media reports the bus was targeted by a roadside explosive device.
Translated report from Sky Arabia
The Egyptian Interior Ministry announced on Friday a bomb explosion on a tourist bus in the Haram area, killing two tourists and injuring 12 others.
The ministry said in a statement received by “Sky News Arab” copy of it, that the improvised explosive device was hidden next to a wall in the street Mariouteya, Giza, while passing a tourist bus carrying 14 tourists, “Vietnam.”
The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the explosion “resulted in the death of two people and the injury of 10 tourists, in addition to the bus driver and a representative of a tourist company, two Egyptians.”
The correspondent of “Sky News Arabia” reported earlier said that an explosion occurred on a tourist bus passenger in the pyramid in the province of Giza, near the Egyptian capital Cairo, on Friday.
He added that the explosion occurred on the roads of Mariouteya, a long road off the street pyramid, one of the most famous streets in Greater Cairo.
Our sources said the bus was carrying tourists from an East Asian country.
The past few days have seen a tightening of security measures in important locations in Cairo and the provinces