Upper Egypt-bound train derailed on Friday in Giza, leaving 55 people injured- Egypt Today/Khaled Kamel
CAIRO – 17 September 2018: Twelve people were injured when a train going from Tanta to Cairo was derailed on Sunday in Shebin Al-Koum city in Menoufya.
The injured were transferred to Shebin Al-Koum educational hospital, said Nassif Hefnawi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Menoufya.
Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat ordered to form a committee, headed by Head of the Railways Authority Ashraf Raslan, to find out the causes of Shebin Al-Kom train accident.
“The incident resulted in the injury of 11 passengers and the driver” stated Abdul Khalek Omar, chairman of the Future Association for the Dissemination of Insurance Brokerage, confirming that all victims in railway accidents have the right to receive a compensation of LE 30,000 each in case of death, injury, partial or total disability.
In July, eighteen people were injured in a train derailment at Marazeeq Station, Western the Agricultural Road in Giza.
In March, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that upgrading Egypt’s railways require huge funds, ranging from LE 200 billion ($11 billion) to LE 250 billion ($14 billion).
During the inauguration of the first phase of the New Alamein City, Sisi stated that there is not enough money for the rehabilitation of rail lines, adding that he will raise money from passenger rail networks to be able to develop network lines.