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Surrey newlyweds are back

Fleetwood residents Sharon and Steve Pannu were still in shock Friday morning after learning their daughter and son-in-law were terribly injured in a bus crash in Egypt on Thursday. The couple, who were on their honeymoon, were on their way to the airport for a return flight to Surrey when the accident occurred. - Evan Seal
Fleetwood residents Sharon and Steve Pannu were still in shock Friday morning after learning their daughter and son-in-law were terribly injured in a bus crash in Egypt on Thursday. The couple, who were on their honeymoon, were on their way to the airport for a return flight to Surrey when the accident occurred.
— image credit: Evan Seal

A Surrey couple is back home after a harrowing trip to Egypt, where they were injured in a devastating bus crash last week.

Richard Eladam and his wife Jennifer Pannu-Eladam, touched down at Vancouver International Airport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Waiting to see them was Jennifer's father Steve Pannu, who told CTV News how excited he was at the prospect of seeing his daughter again.

"I believe she is very much looking forward to being on Canadian soil,'' said Pannu, as he waited in the airport's arrivals area.

Jennifer was badly burned in the bus crash and will require skin grafts. Her husband is once again walking and eating.

"He is in good spirits,'' Steve Pannu said.

The two were nearing the end of their Middle Eastern honeymoon when their tour bus struck a concrete block and burst into flames on May 1.

Jennifer, 25, had part of her left arm amputated after the crash and suffered burns on her chest and back and had her spleen removed. Richard, 31, suffered from internal bleeding and kidney and intestine damage.

– with files from CTV News

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