The eight Mexican victims arrived Tuesday night amid calls from opposition politicians to break off diplomatic relations with Egypt over the fatal assault.
'We are all together in the same boat,' Egypt's foreign minister writes to Mexico in the aftermath of the Sunday attack. A letter also makes reference to Mexico's war on drug cartels.
A sister of one of 12 people killed tells VICE News the Mexican group was in a safe, authorized area when an Egyptian Apache military chopper opened fire.
Egypt's Interior Ministry said that police and military forces were pursuing “terrorist elements,” when they accidentally opened fire on a convey carrying Mexican tourists.