As the forensic examination of the Sharm el-Sheikh hotels continues Eqyptian police detained 93 people who may have information about the bombers.
Roadblocks have been stepped up around the town at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula. Security officials say the attackers used 500 kilos of “highly explosive material” inside two car bombs and a suitcase. More than half of the explosives were in a car that ripped through Sharm’s old market. The second car brough down the front of a luxury hotel. Most of the survivors, many suffering appalling burn injuries, are being treated in Sharms hospital. Investigators will be questioning them to see if they witnessed anything suspicious before the explosions. Locals want to clean up and rebuild as soon as possible. Tourism is worth five and a half billion euros to Egypts economy and the industry employs more than a million people. Meanwhile in a courtroom northwest of Cairo the trail has resumed of three Egyptians accused of a series of bombings in the Red Sea resort of Taba last year. There 34 died. The mens’ lawyers say their clients confessed after being tortured. Officials believe there is a connection between the Taba and Sharm el Sheikh bombers.