PRESS: The Cabinet announced LE80 thousand for each family of the victims who were killed due to the blaze, and LE25 thousand for each of the injured PRESS: The Cabinet announced LE80 thousand for each family of the victims who were killed due to the blaze, and LE25 thousand for each of the injured

Cabinet approves financial compensations for Ramsis Train Station victims

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019
CAIRO – 27 February 2019: The Egyptian Cabinet announced Wednesday approving financial compensations for victims of the Cairo’s Ramsis Train Station.

At least 20 people were announced dead and 40 others injured as a train locomotive derailed and crashed into a buffer stop at platform no. 6 at the station.

The Cabinet announced LE80 thousand for each family of the victims who were killed due to the blaze, and LE25 thousand for each of the injured.

Railway authorities announced that a railcar rammed into a buffer stop inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze.

Heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the building in central Cairo.

Immediately, security forces complelty halted all movement and closed off the site with ambulances and firefighters nearby.

The fire engines managed to control the fire, and ambulances arrived to transport the wounded to the Red Cross hospital in Ramsis.

Minister of Transport Hisham Barakat visited the scene and announced that a technical committee had been set up to determine the cause of the incident.



In order to identify the burnt corpses, DNA samples were ordered to be extracted for tests.

Moreover, General Prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered an urgent and expanded investigation into the reasons behind the incident.


 
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