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Egypt Blast: This was an isolated incident and has been contained - Dirco

20 May 2019 8:12 AM
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Egypt blast

The spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya says three injured South Africans are stable in hospital and the 25 others are back home.

South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured after an explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids.

Seventeen people are believed to be injured, and three are from South Africa.

Read: Death toll in multiple Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka rises to 156

To address the explosion, 702 Bongani Bingwa speaks to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

It is clear that this was an isolated incident and not directly targeted at South Africans. Twenty Five of the 28 people have just landed at OR Tambo Airport, and the three who remain in Egypt will be looked after by the ambassador.

Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Spokesperson - Dirco

In South Africa, we have engaged with families, and all the logistics are in place.

Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Spokesperson - Dirco

He adds South Africa's diplomats will meet on Monday and engage with the Egyptian diplomats and advise on whether it is necessary to issue a travel advisory.

What we do know is that our law enforcement agencies are engaging with law enforcement agencies in Egypt to make sure that we understand the totality of the situation. But our initial reports are that this was an isolated incidence and it has been contained.

Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Spokesperson - Dirco

Listen below to the full interview:


20 May 2019 8:12 AM
Tags:
South Africa
Dirco
Egypt blast

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