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CAIRO, January 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian tourists killed and injured in a road accident in the south of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula bought their tours in a street agency, a spokesperson for the Russian federal tourism agency, Rostourism, Irina Shchegolkova, told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“Now we are clearing up all circumstances of the accident. According to our information, tourists bought their sightseeing tours in the so-called street agency,” Shchegolkova said.
Russian diplomats said two tourists remained in a grave condition. Doctors said they had brain hemorrhage and were operated on. Other tourists will be discharged from hospital later on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Irina Tyurina, told Itar-Tass that “tourists bought their tour in a local tour agency.” “No big tour operator has confirmed so far that it sent those tourists. Most probably, tourists from Russian regions were in the bus,” she said.
Executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Maya Lomidze said “tour operators are now gathering the information about the road accident.” “This was a street tour. Tourists bought their tours on their own,” she said.