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Explosion injured tourists on the bus near the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt



  Pyramids of Giza

An explosion against a tourist bus injured at least 16 people next to the Giza Pyramids near the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Most of the injured are foreign tourist agency reports, according to Reuters. A device went off near the museum fence as the bus passed by.

It is the second incident that has hit tourists in Egypt in six months.

In December, three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide were killed after a roadside bomb hit their bus.

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Those injured Sunday suffered from moderate to low gravity injuries, according to the BBC News.

Tourism is a mainstay of the Egyptian economy with hotel employees, tourist guides, taxi drivers and stall owners in Egypt The souks and bazaars depend on them for their livelihood.

The industry is recovering from a sharp drop in attendance following the turmoil of the Arab Spring in 201

1 and the bombing of a Russian passenger jet in 2015, which killed 224 people.

  • Can Egypt's tourism recover? [19659012] The Grand Egyptian Museum is still under construction and is expected to be fully open to the public in 2020.

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