PRESS: The statement by the press authority further wished speed recovery for the injured.
CAIRO – 27 February 2019: The National Press Authority (NPA) on Wednesday expressed condolences for victims of the Cairo’s Ramsis Train Station fire that broke out earlier today.
At least 20 people were announced dead and 40 others injured as a train locomotive derailed and crashed into a buffer stop at platform no. 6 at the station.
The statement by the press authority further wished speed recovery for the injured.
The statement also called upon media outlets and newspapers not to “extensively” publish photos of the victims as this would contradict “human values” and cause severe pain for their families.
Railway authorities announced that a rail-car rammed into a buffer stop inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze.
Heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the building in central Cairo.
Immediately, security forces completely halted all movement and closed off the site with ambulances and firefighters nearby.
The fire engines managed to control the fire, and ambulances arrived to transport the wounded to the nearest hospitals.
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