Egyptian Conductor of Alexandria-Luxor train sentenced to 3 years in prison for forcing 2 young men to jump off

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 11:32 GMT

FILE – Gavel – Flickr/Joe Gratz

FILE – Gavel – Flickr/Joe Gratz

CAIRO- 20 August 2020: Conductor of Alexandria-Luxor train, who forced two young men to jump off the moving train because they hadn’t paid the ticket fees, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday by the Tanta criminal court.

 

In October 2019, videos of passengers on a train talking about two young men who were compelled to jump off went viral on social media as one of them died.

 

The young men boarded the train from Alexandria without buying tickets so they had to either pay the value of the tickets and fines or get arrested.

 

Ahmed Samir, the man who survived, told the Public Prosecution that the collector asked them to either pay, get arrested, or jump off. He added that they did not have enough money to purchase tickets so they jumped after the collector yelled at them and opened the door for them to get off. Samir said that his friend, Mohamed Eid, jumped off and died immediately and that he succeeded to get off over the quay, however, he fell over and got bruised.

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