According to the Embassy of Ukraine to the Arab Republic of Egypt, as a result of an accident involving a van that was transporting Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian tourists on the Hurghada - Safaga road on November 15, a Ukrainian citizen was killed and four Ukrainian citizens with injuries of varying severity were taken to local hospitals. This was announced during a press briefing by the Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov.
The spokesman said that to date, four Ukrainian citizens have been transported to a hospital in Hurghada where they undergo treatment. "There is no threat to their lives," he said, adding that the Foreign Ministry is in touch with relatives of the deceased citizen. Oleksandr Dykusarov said that the problem of repatriation of the body is being settled, and expressed hope that this procedure will take place during the week.
The official added that, in order to ascertain details of the road accident, the embassy established and maintains contacts with law enforcement authorities in Egypt, as well as tourism and insurance companies to provide the necessary assistance to Ukrainian victims. Oleksandr Dykusarov reported that the accident was caused by an explosion of the rear wheel, UKRINFORM reports.
The matter is under special control of the Ukrainian Embassy in Egypt and the Consular Service Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.