Drivers Arrested after Major Trains Accident in Egypt


On Friday, two trains collapsed in Egypt. There were 41 people killed and injured 133 people. Today, an Egyptian public prosecutor detained the two drivers and their two assistants who operated the trains.


A few wagons from the train stations have been pushed together, others have been dropped out of the track. How the crash can happen is not clear yet. A rescue worker thinks it could be a wrong change.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has launched a large-scale investigation into the accident.

There is a lot of complaint about safety on the track in Egypt. There are regularly major railway accidents in the country.

In 2002, for example, 360 passengers died as a fire broke out in their train.

The four train drivers of Friday’s crash are currently in custody for fifteen days.

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