Bomb hoax at Cairo airport
A passenger on board a Kuwait Airways plane was hurt at Cairo airport on Wednesday as panicked travelers were evacuated from the aircraft following a bomb scare, according to an airport official.
Kuwaiti Mohammed Saad Rumi, 27, suffered head injuries as he descended the evacuation slide of flight 544, which had been bound for Kuwait.
After all the passengers aboard the aircraft were evacuated, security forces began a search of the plane, however no explosives were discovered.
"It was a false alarm," the airport official told reporters.
MENA said an anonymous caller had contacted the airport's security services before the flight was to take off and told them there was a bomb aboard.
The passengers panicked when the pilot informed them of the bomb threat ahead of the evacuation. Dozens of others were slightly injured during the evacuation. (Albawaba.com)
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