Egypt hotel attack victims stable, witness recounts ordeal

Three European holidaymakers wounded in an attack in an Egyptian resort were in stable condition on Saturday, as a witness recounted how the assailants burst into the hotel and stabbed guests.

An elderly Austrian couple and a young Swedish man were hospitalised after the assault on Friday at the Bella Vista hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zazou said the assailants appeared to have been acting alone, while the hotel described them as ‘drugged young men’.