Two train collided in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Friday August 11, 2017, leaving more than 20 dead and dozens injured - Photo by Asmaa Badr
CAIRO – 11 August 2017: Egyptian Attorney-General Nabiel Sadeq launched an immediate investigation into Alexandria two train’s crash, which left 36 people killed and more than 123 others injured on Friday.
The crash took place in Khorshid district in the Mediterranean city where one of trains was coming from Cairo and the second was bound from Port Said.
According to eye witness, one of the two trains stopped in Apis village, when second one crushed into it.
One of train drivers was killed at the accident.
“The incident took place due to negligence" Beheira governor Nadia Abdu said in statements to extra news channel. State of emergency was raised at all hospitals to receive the injured.
Olfat al Salami, Ministry of Solidarity media officer told Egypt today that the ministry is ready to pay financial compensations to the victims’ families after counting the total number of the dead and injured.