In Dahab, Bombing Was Sudden and Deadly

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/5360710/5360711" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Explosions ripped through the center of the Dahab, Egypt, in an attack on the resort city during the height of its tourist season. Peter Ericson, who operates Island Divers in Dahab, had just finished dinner with his friends and family when the first bomb detonated nearby.

At least 22 people have been reported dead after the three explosions shook the center part of Dahab, which is on the Sinai Peninsula along the Gulf of Aqaba. President Bush has denounced the explosions, calling them a "heinous act against innocent civilians." Robert Siegel talks to Ericson.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.