On Tuesday, the Egyptian Prosecutor’s Office announced that the victims of the train overturn in the north of the country had risen to 23 dead and 139 injured, and 23 people were detained, including the train commander.
And on Sunday, Egypt witnessed a commuter train accident, killing 11 people and wounding 98 others.
This was in a preliminary outcome at the time, and the reason was that train cars derailed near the Toukh station in the Qalyubia Governorate (north).
The prosecution statement indicated that the Public Prosecutor, Hamada Al-Sawy, decided to “imprison 23 defendants in a train accident, and were stained among them the train leader and his assistant.”
The decision to suspend the prisoner returned to “some of them caused an error that led to the death of 23 people and injury to 139 other passengers on the train.
This was due to their negligence and lack of observance of laws, decisions, regulations and regulations. “
He also pointed out that “the prosecution asked 29 officials of the Egyptian Railways Authority, and heard the testimony of 104 injured persons in the accident.”
The public prosecutor’s office declared that the bodies were buried. He said that the prosecution “is still investigating the incident.”
On Tuesday, Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir issued 10 changes.
It includes a change in the leadership positions of the National Authority for Egyptian Railways, which is responsible for managing the country’s train sector.
The decisions included the appointment of Mustafa Abdel-Latif Abu Al-Makarem as the new head of the commission to replace his predecessor, Ashraf Raslan, who was appointed as an advisor to the minister.
The train accident is the third of its kind in less than a month in the State of Egypt.
On 26 March, a collision between two commuter trains in Sohag governorate resulted in 32 deaths and 165 injuries.
15 people were injured when two train cars derailed in Sharkia governorate on April 15th.
In May 2018, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics announced in an official statement that the main cause of train collisions was the human factor.
It accounted for 78.9 percent, followed by faults in vehicles and road conditions.