Egyptian authorities on Sunday closed down the branch of the travel agency that had organized the trip for the tourists who were killed on Friday when their bus overturned in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada.
Red Sea Governor Magdi al-Qubeisi referred company officials to public prosecutors to be questioned about their alleged roles in organizing illegal and unauthorized trips.
Al-Qubeisi also reportedly sent a memo to Tourism Minister Zuhair Garrana in which he asked the latter to withdraw the license of the South Sinai Travel Agency, which owned the ill-fated bus.
Eight tourists of different nationalities were killed and 28 others injured in the accident.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.