Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
An -- now trying to get out of Egypt amid the riots in political upheaval there.
The airport in Cairo is said to be quite a mess -- reporters witnessing screaming matches even fist fights.
As the numbers of evacuees far exceeds the number of seats on departing flights.
So the State Department report some 2600 American citizens have requested assistance getting the government chartered -- -- -- flights out of there.
The department evacuated 12100 Americans today.
And they say another 14100 US citizens will lead in the coming days taking direct flights to Cyprus or Turkey or Greece.
Where some passengers have -- caught flights back home.
One of those flights arrived in New York earlier this evening and one of the passengers on board that flight describe all the confusion in Cairo.
There's a lot of people just not knowing what what was happening in this villain who don't know with generic service.
We'll tell a lot of cell phone service weasel off so there was news.
No one knew what was happening.
But they knew what they saw one American -- -- -- out -- -- says the workers -- her hotel came -- with knives and -- To keep protesters from looting the guests in the hotel.
Plus she's correspondent Jonathan Hunt to New York tonight with more Jonathan.
Sure there are tens of thousands of foreign citizens still in Egypt tonight many of them tourists desperate to get out of a country.
That is rapidly descended into chaos but getting act is anything but easy.
Got ourselves the airport which the road -- -- about three hours blocks traffic bumper to bumper tanks -- half the reds.
I got the airport and it's a nightmare we're very.
Concerned that there's no warning from our State Department we came on the street.
Can't imagine they did not have put -- their connections some sort of warning because and get our hotel which is well guarded but we heard.
-- -- -- -- Several European airlines have dispatched their larger -- -- to Egypt to try to speed the exodus.
But Egypt and has canceled all its overnight flights for a second night running.
Meaning this simply aren't enough seats for everyone to get out and Americans caught up -- the violence say it's a frightening experience.
Real danger mean there was tension.
About and we didn't.
Fear for our lives of firing -- and here we felt the same thing very and it's.
The US military has flown dozens of embassy officials and their families to Cyprus more -- on the way.
China is sending warplanes to pick up the 500 or so Chinese nationals stranded in Cairo.
Indian citizens will flowed out of Egypt a -- -- special air India flight.
And the US State Department and the British government of warned against all but essential travel to Egypt.
And -- even the Iraqi Government sent three planes two rescue its citizens from the turmoil of Egypt and bring them home.
To the relative calm of Iraq.
Actual sign of the changing geo political landscape in the Middle East -- Jonathan Hunt live in New York City tonight and we're just -- And I mean.
Filter by section