Czech woman stabbed in Egypt knife attack dies


A Czech woman has died after she was stabbed in an Egyptian resort earlier this month, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The woman was one of the victims of an Egyptian man who fatally stabbed two Germans and wounded four other tourists at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada on July 14.

She has been on life support since that attack, and Egyptian doctors concluded after a CT scan on Wednesday that she was effectively brain-dead.

The woman, who authorities have not identified, died overnight, the ministry said.

The incident was the first significant attack on foreign visitors since a similar assault on the same resort more than a year ago.

It came as Egypt’s struggles to revive a tourism industry were hurt by security threats and years of political upheaval.