Friday, July 22, 2005

Egypt - death toll rises in bomb blasts

Talking to the BBC, one witness has described the attack on a hotel in Egypt as “absolutely devastating.” Fabio Basone, a resident of the Tropicana Hotel, said he had seen at least two bodies and feared many more. He described a scene of carnage, with glass and debris thrown across the street from the blast, which had blown off “the whole front of the hotel.” At least 20 are dead in the attack according to Reuters news agency. AP report 25 dead and 110 injured. Al Jazeera reported 30 dead and 100 injured as of 23:50 GMT.
[23:56 GMT / 00:56 BST 22-23/07/2005]

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