Egypt Independent

Prosecution jails 6 defendants due to Ramses train collision



Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek decided to jail six defendants for four days pending investigations on Friday after 20 people were killed and 28 others injured when a fire broke out at Cairo’s Ramses Station due to a train colliding with the platform at the end of the line.

The defendants are the driver, Alaa Saleh, co-driver and shunting worker of train No. 2305, the driver, co-driver and shunting worker of train No. 2302, and the railroad transmission worker.

Security forces in Menoufiya arrested the fugitive driver of the train that caused the accident at the Ramses Station on Wednesday.

A security source said that the driver, Alaa Saleh, was arrested at an apartment owned by one of his relatives in the city of Shebin al-Kom in Menoufiya.

The driver resides in the city of Tanta, Gharbiya, but his hometown is in Menoufiya where he was arrested, said the source.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm