Cairo Metro station - Youm7 (Archive)/Hassan Mohamed
CAIRO – 14 March 2017: Traffic at the first line of Cairo’s Metro was partially halted for several hours on Monday as an underground train ran over a woman, cutting her into half, as she trespassed on the railways to get to the other side of the platform,
A preliminary investigation of the accident was launched as soon as shreds of the deceased body were lifted off the train, according to spokesman for the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation, Ahmed Abdel-Hady.
Abdel-Hady urged citizens to oblige to safety instructions of the Metro, while keeping a safe distance from the railway.
The Metro is one of the most popular means of transport in Egypt and it serves around serves around 3.5 million passengers daily. It is also the oldest metro system in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region.