Arab leaders offer condolences to Egypt over Toukh train victims

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 08:29 GMT

CAIRO – 19 April 2021: Several Arab leaders offered their condolences to Egyptians and President Abdel Fattah al Sisi during the past hours on the victims of Toukh train accident that took place, Sunday in the Governorate of Qalyubia .

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to President Sisi according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

In the cable, sent on Sunday night, the Bahraini King extended deepest condolences to President Sisi, the people of Egypt and the victims’ families, praying to Allah the Almighty to rest the deceased’ souls in eternal peace, bless the injured with speedy recovery and protect Egypt and its people from any harm.

Tunisian president Kais Saied also called President Sisi to extend his deepest condolences to the Egyptian government and people over the train accident.

Sisi praised the Tunisian leader’s stances that reflect strong brotherly ties between both countries, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Saied offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates extended its condolences and sympathy to the government and people of Egypt over the victims of the train, which claimed the life of many people and injured others.

The ministry’s spokesperson Dhaifallah Fayez, expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with the government and people of Egypt in this unfortunate accident, and the Kingdom’s condolences to the families of the victims, Petra news agency reported.

He wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has condoled with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al Sisi over the victims of a train accident.

In a cable sent to Sisi on Sunday, the emir also wished the injured a speedy recovery, according to Qatar News Agency.

A total of 11 people were killed and 98 injured in the Sunday derailment of a train in Toukh, the Delta, where most of the injuries are fractures and segmental wounds.

According to a statement by the Health Ministry, 60 ambulances were dispatched immediately to the site of the accident and those injured were transferred to the nearby Benha University Hospital, Benha Educational Hospital, and Qalyub Specialized Hospital. Three other critically injured victims were transferred to Nasser Medical Institute to undergo minute surgeries.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ordered an investigation into the derailment of four carriages of the train on the way from Cairo to Mansoura city in Qalyubia, the Delta. Thus far, it is unclear how the four carriages were separated from the rest of the train.

Sisi also requested that the victims be compensated swiftly. Meanwhile, Minister of Solidarity Neveen el-Kabbag visited the site of the accident, vowing to dispense compensation and provide social and psychological care to the victims, as well as to reunite them with their families as soon as possible.

This is the third train accident in a month. On Wednesday, a train derailed in Sharqia governorate, which was also bound from Cairo to Mansoura, but no deaths occurred. On March 26, two trains collided in Sohag, Upper Egypt, resulting in dozens of casualties. Eight railway employees have been detained for trial in the Sohag case.

 

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