Couple injured in Egyptian bus crash expected home soon
A B.C. couple seriously injured in a bus crash in Egypt could be home by this weekend, according to the injured woman's father.
But there are challenges to bringing them home since Jennifer Pannu has to be transported lying down, her father, Steven Pannu, told the CBC on Tuesday morning.
Pannu and her husband, Richard El Adam, will have to be transported by air ambulance to Europe, where they will catch a commercial flight to Canada.
El Adam suffered internal injuries in the crash, while Pannu lost part of her arm and suffered internal injuries and burns to her back. She will require skin grafts when she returns.
Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster has guaranteed the pair two beds when they arrive.
The two were on their honeymoon when the tour bus in which they were riding drove into a ravine in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, rolled two or three times and exploded early Thursday morning.