DFA helping Pinoys hurt in tour bus accident in Egypt

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 24 2019 11:30 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said assistance is being given to the 13 Filipinos who were injured in a bus accident in Mount Sinai, Egypt.

"We do have information on the group but as they have requested for privacy and not to disclose details we will respect their wishes. I can only share that the (Philippine) embassy in Cairo under Amb. Sulpicio Confiado is providing assistance to them," said Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez of the DFA Office of Strategic Communication and Research.

The injured tourists were part of a group of 15 Filipinos from Davao City who joined a "Holy Land tour." Out of the 15, 11 are doctors.

The victims are currently in a hospital in Egypt. Some sustained fractures while others got minor bruises.

- Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News