FILE – President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi - Reuters FILE – President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi - Reuters

Sisi checks health condition of injured of Ramses blaze

Sun, Mar. 3, 2019
CAIRO – 3 March 2019: Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has followed up on the health condition of the citizens injured in Cairo's Ramses Railway Station blaze that took place in late February.

The blaze caused the death of 20 people, according to the health minister, and the injury of 43 others.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Sisi also reviewed the latest updates in the investigations on the blaze, which is considered to be one of the country's deadliest train accidents.

On Wednesday, a train, with no driver on board, was seen moving at an extremely high speed and crashing into the platform's buffer stop at Cairo's busiest and main railway station, located in Ramses district.

The collision caused the explosion of the fuel tank and triggered a huge blaze. Police ordered taking DNA samples from the dead to know their relatives.

According to the initial investigations, the driver of the crashed train locomotive is mainly responsible for the accident. The investigations are still being conducted by a six-member committee assigned by the General Prosecution.
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