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  • Police officers inspect a scene of a bus blast in Giza, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018.

    Police officers inspect a scene of a bus blast in Giza, Egypt, Dec. 28, 2018. | Photo: Reuters

Published 28 December 2018

Ten of the injured were Vietnamese tourists and two were Egyptians, an interior ministry statement said.

Two Vietnamese tourists were killed and 12 other people were injured on Friday when their bus was hit by a blast from an explosive device in Giza, Egypt, the interior ministry said.

Ten of the injured were Vietnamese tourists and two were Egyptians, a ministry statement said. The bus was hit by an explosion from an improvised device hidden near a wall on Marioutiya street, the ministry said.

About two hours later the bus could be seen behind a police cordon with one of its sides badly damaged and the windows blown out, a Reuters reporter said.

Dozens of police and firefighters were at the scene, on a narrow sidestreet close to the ring road.

Police are investigating, the statement said.

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