Egypt · Political

Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

April 8, 1970 Bahr El-Baqar, Egypt The Israeli Air Force bombs Bahr el-Baqar primary school, killing 46 children and injuring over 50 The attack is considered human error, with the Israeli military stating they thought the building was a military base. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan later commented on the bombing, “Maybe the Egyptians… Continue reading Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing

Egypt

The first victim of King Tut’s curse

April 5, 1923 Cairo, Egypt George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon becomes the first victim of King Tut’s “curse” Lord Carnarvon was a financial backer of the Tutankhamun excavation in 1922, and had been present during the original unsealing in 1922 as well as the ceremonial opening of the tomb in January 1923. He accidentally… Continue reading The first victim of King Tut’s curse

Disasters · Egypt

Train hits school bus, killing 50+

November 17, 2012 Manfalut, Egypt A train hits a school bus carrying approximately 70 children, killing at least 50 as well as the driver and wounding 17 The incident occurred due to a crossing worker allegedly being asleep when the bus approached the crossing, leading to the crossing barricades not being lowered. Additionally, police did… Continue reading Train hits school bus, killing 50+