A COUPLE who were on holiday when terrorists targeted the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh today spoke of their shock at the devastating attack.
The pair, from Cowlersley, were staying in a hotel just half a mile from where a car bomb destroyed the Ghazala Gardens Hotel.
The three blasts which rocked Sharm el Sheikh are thought to have killed more than 80 people on Saturday.
Bombers attacked two hotels in the Red Sea resort and also detonated a device in the town's Old Market.
Recep and Victoria Endogan were in bed at the Halomy Hotel when the Ghazala Gardens bomb went off.
Recep, 32, is a Turkish Muslim who now lives in the UK and runs the Madisons coffee shop in the Kingsgate shopping centre in Huddersfield. He married Victoria, 25, a lecturer in Bradford, after meeting her when she was on holiday in Turkey.
Former Holme Valley High School pupil Victoria said: "We had just gone to bed when we heard the explosion.
"It was a massive bang and shook the room and shook the windows.
"We just didn't connect what it was - as a bomb is the last thing you expect."
Recep is from the Turkish resort of Kusadasi, where terrorists killed five people, including at least two Britons, by blowing up a minibus on Saturday, July 16.
Victoria added: "We went outside and there was smoke and people running around.
"People were just panicking and didn't know what to do.
"At the time it was so scary. We couldn't get any information at first.
"The first thing we knew was when someone who had been watching the news in the UK called a friend in our hotel and told them what had happened."
The couple went into the wrecked heart of the town.
Victoria, who flew back yesterday, added: "The streets were just very, very quiet. Shops were closed.
"It wasn't until you got to the Ghazala Gardens that you saw people. The destruction was just unbelievable. The hotel, which was car-bombed, had been partially destroyed.
"The reception part was gone in the centre of the hotel.
"No-one could have survived that."
One Briton has already been confirmed dead following the explosions and another 10 are still missing.
* No Pakistanis were involved in the deadly bombings at Sharm el Sheikh, the Egyptian ambassador said today.
There had been reports that investigators were hunting a number of Pakistani men, but their involvement has now been ruled out.