Egypt health and tourism ministers visit Taba bomb victims

Ahram Online, Monday 17 Feb 2014

Fourteen people were injured in a bomb attack on a bus near the Egyptian border with Israel on Sunday; three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver died

Al-Rabat visting one of the injured tourists in the Sunday Bus Blast in Taba(Al-Ahram)

Health Minister Maha El-Rabat and Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou have visited tourists injured in Sunday's bomb blast in Taba.

The attack killed three South Koreans and their Egyptian bus drivers and injured 14 others.

The ministers were accompanied by Korea's deputy ambassador and the governor of South Sinai at the international hospital in Sharm El-Sheikh.  

El-Rabat stressed the need to raise the level of readiness at public hospitals in Egypt and to ensure sufficient equipment, medicine and blood are available.

The health ministry is fully committed to providing medical services under any circumstances, she added.

Most of the injured were taken to Taba and Nuweiba hospitals. While the most serious cases were taken to Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital.

A wave of terrorist attacks has hit the country since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. While previous attacks targeted military and police, Sunday's explosion was the first to target civilians.


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