Express Cairo/Alexandria Train after the accident on August 11, 2017 – Reda Hebeishi Express Cairo/Alexandria Train after the accident on August 11, 2017 – Reda Hebeishi

Train movement resumes after collision near Alexandria

Sat, Aug. 12, 2017
CAIRO – 12 August 2017: All carriages of the two trains that collided on Friday have been removed, and train movement has resumed on Saturday, the Ministry of Transportation’s spokesperson Mohamed Ezz told press.

Ezz explained that the railroad between Cairo and Alexandria is back to work, while the other line between Port Said and Alexandria is being prepared.

On Friday, Cairo/Alexandria Express train No.13 hit the back of Port Said/Alexandria train No. 571 near Khorshid Station in Beheira governorate as they were both operating on the same railroad.

A total of 36 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when the two passenger trains, one coming from Cairo and another coming from Port Said, collided.

Minister of Solidarity Ghada Wali announced compensations worth LE 50,000 ($2,813) for each family of the victims who perished in Alexandria’s train collision that took place earlier Friday.

Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadek immediately ordered the commencement of an inquiry into the deadly accident.
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