13 Pinoys hurt in ‘Holy Land’ tour bus accident in Mount Sinai

Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 24 2019 07:36 PM

Thirteen Filipinos from Davao City were injured Tuesday night when the bus they were on figured in an accident in Mount Sinai, Egypt.

Of the injured, 11 are doctors who are part of a group of 15 Filipinos from Davao who joined a "Holy Land tour."

The accident happened on the third day of their tour.

A doctor who joined the tour confirmed to ABS-CBN News that her companions visited the Saint Catherine's Monastery located at the foot of Mount Sinai.

She was not involved in the accident as she stayed behind at the hotel with her 82-year old mother who was not feeling well at that time.

The injured Filipinos are currently in a hospital in Egypt. She said some of her colleagues sustained fractures while others minor bruises.

Davao-based travel agency, Century Express Travel and Tour, said it is coordinating with the tourists and with a counterpart agency in Manila.

The group left Davao on Oct. 19 and was scheduled to fly back on Oct. 31.

The Philippine Consulate in Egypt has sent personnel to the hospital to look at the tourists' conditions. The doctor said the consulate will be extending help to the injured.