Tourists caught in Egyptian politics

  • 2012-01-25
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - On Jan. 19 in Egypt, five buses carrying tourists, including four Latvian and 19 Estonian citizens, were taken hostage for several hours, reports ERR. The Estonian tourism company Novatours confirmed that the incident took place, with the Estonians and Latvians on one of their chartered buses at the time.The bus was on its way to Luxor from Hurghada and was stopped by local residents who were blocking the road. The Egyptian Tourism Police then became involved in the situation.Latvian Foreign Ministry press secretary Janis Silis said the incident can be seen as more of a...
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