FILE: Aswan train derailment reroutes trains to Idfu, Luxor
ASWAN - 29 July 2018: A train travelling from Cairo to Aswan derailed in front of a Kom Ombo village in northern Aswan governorate early Sunday.
Security forces and ambulances rushed to the scene.
Transport Minister Hisham Arafat decided to form a technical committee to examine reasons behind the Cairo-Aswan train derailment.
In a statement on Sunday, the minister said the deputy chairman of the Railway Authority will chair the committee.
Six people were injured when train 982, travelling from Cairo to Aswan, went off track in front of a Kom Ombo village in northern Aswan early Sunday, said the health ministry's undersecretary in the governorate Ehab Hanafi.
The wounded were moved to hospital and their conditions are stable, said Hanafi.
Upon the directives of Railway Authority chairman Sayed Salem, winches headed for Aswan to lift the train carriages and resume train traffic that was disrupted following the derailment, the authority said in a statement.
Six people who were injured in a train derailment in Aswan have been discharged from hospital, said the Health Ministry on Sunday.
Seventeen ambulances were immediately deployed to the site of the accident where they carried the wounded to Kom Ombo central hospital, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said.
He said coordination is at the highest level between his ministry and Transport Ministry to follow up the developments of the accident.
He noted that the six people sustained minor wounds.
Following the accident, Transport Minister Hisham Arafat decided to form a technical committee to examine reasons behind the Cairo-Aswan train derailment.
The deputy chairman of the Railway Authority will chair the committee.