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WATCH: In Egypt, an explosion hits tourist bus near the pyramids of Giza

Attack on a bus of tourists in Egypt near the pyramids of Giza. A bomb exploded as South African visitors passed the site of the Great Egyptian Museum on the outskirts of Cairo, ending up with 17 wounded, all South Africans and Egyptians.

To be hit by the explosion, in fact, it was both the bus, on which 25 tourists travelled , and a car, on which were four others. They all had minor injuries, mostly because they were hit by shards of glass windows, shattered by the explosion. The new Egyptian museum should open its doors in 2020, after several delays.

WATCH: In Egypt, an explosion hits tourist bus near the pyramids of Giza

WATCH: In Egypt, an explosion hits tourist bus near the pyramids of Giza

The device was placed on the roadside, Egyptian security sources said, “near Piazza Elremaya” which is just over a kilometer as the crow flies from the pyramid of Cheops (located to the south) and a similar distance from the Great Egyptian Museum (north-west) in the western cairota district of Haram. A team of bomb squad was brought to the scene to examine the device. A safety cord was created around the site of the accident.