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2006-04-24 13:30:20

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 were wounded, Al Jazeera television reported. "The victims and the wounded are being taken to hospitals," Jazeera's correspondent in Cairo told the Doha-based television. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. A...

2006-04-24 14:49:28

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100, rescue and security officials said. Witnesses said smoke billowed up from the town's tourist bazaar, and residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. An Interior Ministry statement gave a toll of 10 dead and 100 injured. The ministry often lags behind other sources. It said there were...

2006-04-24 14:38:38

CAIRO (Reuters) - The death toll from blasts at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Dahab on Monday has risen to 30, rescue officials in Sinai said. The officials, who asked not to be named, said the number of wounded was more than 100. But Said Issa, the director of rescue services in South Sinai province, said the number of wounded was 160, with some in critical condition.

2006-04-24 13:03:00

CAIRO (Reuters) - A witness said he heard three explosions and saw smoke in the tourist bazaar area of the Egyptian Sinai resort town of Dahab on Monday, part of a five-day spring holiday in Egypt. "There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m. local time (1315 EDT) the witness said. A interior ministry official confirmed there had been explosions but said he...

2006-04-24 13:08:45

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three explosions shook the Egyptian Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday and smoke could be seen rising from the town's tourist bazaar, witnesses said. Residents said they saw body parts and debris on the street after an explosion at a restaurant. Media reports spoke of at least 100 dead and injured. "There is smoke coming from the area and there are people running everywhere," said the witness, who did not want to be named. The explosions were heard about 7:15 p.m....

2006-03-26 10:58:12

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's High State Security Prosecutor charged 13 people during a court session on Sunday of involvement in a series of blasts targeting Red Sea holiday resorts. Two other people are already being tried over the series of bombings in Sharm el-Sheikh in July last year and in Taba and two other beach resorts in October 2004. The attacks killed more than 100 people. Egyptian prosecutors had originally charged three men over the bombings but...

2006-02-06 04:01:02

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptians awaiting news of relatives who were aboard an Egyptian ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week set fire on Monday to the office of the firm which owned the boat, witnesses said. Police used tear gas to drive away the people, who had attacked the office of the As Salam maritime company outside the Egyptian Red Sea port of Safaga. Relatives have been gathered at the port entrance since Friday, when the As Salam 98 sank with nearly 1,400 people on...

2006-02-03 20:24:26

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Hopes of finding nearly 900 missing people after the sinking of an Egyptian ferry faded on Saturday as the search for them entered a second day. Rescuers have already found at least 185 bodies and pulled 314 survivors from the sea where the 35-year-old ferry Al Salam 98 sank on its journey to Safaga from Duba in northwest Saudi Arabia, one official said. The ferry was carrying 1,272 passengers, mainly Egyptians, and 100 crew when it lost...

2006-02-03 07:35:40

CAIRO (Reuters) - Rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from an Egyptian ferry that disappeared with some 1,300 people on board on Friday, police sources said. "Dozens of bodies were picked up from the sea ... they were from the ferry," a police source at the port of Safaga said.

2006-01-31 04:09:46

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fourteen people from Hong Kong were killed and 30 injured on Tuesday when a tourist bus overturned on a bend in the Safaga-Hurghada road on Egypt's Red Sea coast, a security source said. The injured had been taken to hospital in Hurghada, said the source who declined to be named. Many Chinese are now traveling overseas during Lunar New Year holidays. Six Australians died in a similar crash earlier this month.