The UK government’s attempt to evacuate thousands of stranded British holidaymakers from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh descended into angry scenes as tourists berated the UK ambassador to Cairo over further delays, with only eight out of 29 planned flights cleared to fly. Amid conflicting information from airlines, embassy staff and Egyptian officials over the timetable for flights from the airport, the ambassador, John Casson, was heckled by furious tourists on Friday. Sharm el-Sheikh airport is at the centre of security fearsafter a Russian airliner crashed last weekend in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board. British officials fear the plane was brought down by a bomb. The angry exchanges came as more countries, including Russia, moved to introduce new flight restrictions.
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