Friday, July 22, 2005

45 Dead and 200 Hurt in Egyptian Blasts

"CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A series of explosions, including at least four car bombs, struck the Red Sea resort of Sham el-Sheik early Saturday, hitting several hotels packed with European and Egyptian tourists and killing at least 45 people in the deadliest attack in Egypt in nearly a decade.
As many as seven explosions in quick succession starting at 1:15 a.m. shook windows miles away. Smoke and fire rose from Naama Bay, a main strip of beach hotels in the desert city at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, also popular with Israeli tourists, witnesses said."
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