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British tourists flee Sharm el-Sheikh after crash

Friday, November 06, 2015 - 01:21

British officials are moving to return tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh following last weekend's plane crash that some fear was caused by a bomb. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Hundreds of British tourists are lining up to get out of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They're leaving at the advice of their government, amid increasing speculation that last weekend's Russian plane crash was the result of a bomb planted by Islamic State militants. Despite delays, most are glad to be going. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH TOURIST, ARGIN, SAYING: "I just think if everything were a bit more better structured, it would be a bit easier for us British citizens to get back home quicker. But overall, the government made the right decision, to slowly get us out of Egypt." Britain's public airing of its concerns about a bomb on board the plane has angered Egypt and Russia. Egypt, which depends on tourism, says there's no evidence a bomb is to blame. Many in Cairo agree. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAIRO RESIDENT, MAGDA, SAYING: "Of course not, (it isn't a bomb). We wait and see the results of the investigations because our country will announce these results with complete transparency and God willing it will not have been caused by a bomb." Britain's Ambassador to Egypt John Casson is in Sharm el-Sheikh to help the tourists. And as they leave, investigators remain on the ground, piecing together how the plane crashed, killing all 224 people on board.

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British tourists flee Sharm el-Sheikh after crash

Friday, November 06, 2015 - 01:21