Survivors of Egypt Bus Bombing Arrive Home

Korean survivors of the terror attack on a tour bus have come back home after their ill-fated trip to Egypt.

The first group, who only suffered scratches and bruises, arrived on Wednesday and the other survivors on Thursday. They underwent medical checks on arrival before returning to their hometown of Jincheon in North Chungchoeng Province. 

The families of the three Koreans who were killed are in Egypt and will be accompanying their bodies home soon.

The tour group's bus was traveling from St. Catherine's Monastery, a popular pilgrimage destination in south Sinai, to Israel when it was attacked last Sunday. 

An al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist group in the region claimed responsibility for the attack and has since warned all tourists to leave the area or risk further attacks.

Arirang News / Feb. 21, 2014 12:01 KST