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80 Thais stranded at Cairo airport: Foreign Ministry

01-31-2011 15:07 BJT

BANGKOK, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Political unrest in Egypt has trapped approximately 80 Thais at the Cairo International Airport for three days, according to the Thai Foreign Ministry's announcement on Monday.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Thani Thongphakdee said 45 of them had got tickets for flying home while 17 others want to continue their flight to Europe. Besides, 17 Thai workers want to continue their journey to Libya.

Thani said Thai embassy in Cairo has been providing foods for the stranded Thais for three consecutive days and now the ministry is considering sending aircraft to evacuate Thai people.

Thai embassy also recommended that Thais should avoid travelling to Egypt as the situation is deteriorating.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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