FILE-The Attorney General Nabil Sadiq FILE-The Attorney General Nabil Sadiq

Altercation between drivers caused Ramses station tragic accident, Prosecution Office

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019

CAIRO – 27 February 2019: The public prosecution office said in a press statement Wednesday that an altercation between two train drivers caused the deadly blaze at Cairo’s Ramses Railway Station that killed 20 at least and injured more than 40 passengers.

The investigation revealed that the locomotive no.2310 (the locomotive that caused the tragic incident) was on its way to the storage unit when it met locomotive no.2305 in the opposite direction.

The driver of the train that caused the accident left the locomotive running without brakes to start an altercation with the other driver over the right of way. The train arrived rapidly at platform six to crash into the buffers causing a huge explosion.

This morning a train locomotive rammed into the buffer stop at the end of the rail tracks at Ramses Railway Station, the main railway station of Cairo, causing a huge fire which left 20 people killed and 42 injured.
 
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