17 July 201710:42

Press release on the attack against foreign tourists in Hurghada


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On July 14, a criminal armed with a knife attacked tourists at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, killing two German nationals and injuring several other foreigners, including Russian national Yelena Mikhaylenko born in 1973. She and other injured victims were immediately hospitalised at a Hurghada hospital, where they received emergency help.

The Russian Consul General in Hurghada visited Ms Mikhaylenko. She is reported to have minor wounds and her life is not in danger. The Consulate General continues to provide Ms Mikhaylenko with the necessary help.

The attacker was detained. He is a citizen of Egypt. The Hurghada Prosecutor’s Office is conducting an investigation.


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