A woman was killed on Wednesday as a cargo train derailed in northern Egypt’s Beheira, according to a statement by the Egyptian National Railways (ENR).
Egypt has expressed condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo over a train accident in the southeast of the African country that left dozens of victims on Saturday.
The crash caused two girls to die and injured six others.
The Helwan prosecution also ordered conducting a drug test for the two drivers, who fled to Alexandria after the incident, according to an official statement
The injuries varied between multiple fractures, lacerations, and bruises
A video became a meme on social media, showing a young man lied beneath a moving train and then was celebrating this “adventure” with his friends.
Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir apologized on Saturday for the Sohag train collision, promising to upgrade the railways in a high-tech system so human error may be avoided.
The North Cairo Court renewed on Saturday the detention of five defendants accused in the deadly Ramses train crash by 15 days pending investigations.
Arab Health Minister began the inaugural session of the 51st meeting with a moment of silence for victims of the blaze.
The state has purchased 100 locomotives with a cost estimate of LE 11 billion, while LE 18 billion were spent to maintain and develop 1,300 cars.
The death toll has risen after an ambulance driver who was wounded at the scene died of his wounds.
The prominent actress stressed that this accident is the saddest in the modern Egyptian history due to the horrific scenes of the casualties.
ِِAt least 55 people were hurt in a train derailment in Badrashen after 3 carriages of the southbound train were derailed from the tracks.
Egypt’s railway needs an electronic system to reduce human errors, the minister said, adding that the government has allocated LE 17 billion ($951.5 million) to upgrade the signal system.
Upper Egypt-bound train derailed, when the three railcars flipped over in Marazeeq, leaving 55 commuters injured.
Egypt Today presents a timeline of the accident updates.
The Public Prosecution has been conducting investigations in order to determine the officials against whom criminal charges will be brought.