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High number of train derailment victims north of Cairo, Egypt

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Egyptian prosecutors began investigations into the deaths of 16 passengers and the injuries of 109 others as a result of a train derailment, on Sunday, in Qalyubia governorate north of Cairo, as Egyptian Transport Minister, Kamel al-Wazir, went to the scene of the accident.

 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tasked the prime minister to form a committee to determine the causes of the toukh train accident in Qalyubiya .

 

President Al-Sisi demanded to know the reasons for the exit of 4 carriages of Train No. 949 heading from Cairo to the city of Mansoura, today, to be provided with a detailed report in this regard.

 

Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, prime minister, stated that the ministers of higher education and health were tasked to inspect the hospitals to which the injured were transferred, stressing to provide the full health services necessary for the injured, while the minister of Social Solidarity was tasked to quickly disburse compensation to those affected by the accident.

 

The National Railway Authority of Egypt has announced that during the passage of the 949/3209 tourist train heading from Cairo to Mansoura and at exactly one o’clock and 54 minutes 4 carriages fell from the train at the entrance of sindenhour station and is ongoing to identify the causes of the accident

 

Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Assistant Minister of Health and population for media outreach and the ministry, that immediately after the incident was paid 58 ambulance rushed the injured to hospitals (Penha tutorial, sub specialty, Benha University).

 

“Mujahid” added that all the injured are receiving the necessary medical treatment and care in hospitals, stressing that the degree of maximum readiness has been raised in all hospitals of Qalyubia governorate.

 

“Mujahid” confirmed that Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and population, recently went to Qalyubia governorate to follow up the health status of the victims of the “toukh” train collision, in hospitals.

 

Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and population, on Sunday checked the health status of the victims of the “toukh train” accident at Benha health insurance hospital.

 

The ambulance authority in the Egyptian governorate of Qalyubia pushed dozens of ambulances to transport the injured in a train coup, where the area before the Tuch railway station in Qalyubia governorate witnessed the derailment of train 949 Cairo Mansoura, which, according to Egyptian media, resulted in dozens of casualties.

 

Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, prime minister, telephoned the minister of transport and Governor of Qalyubia to follow up on the Cairo – Mansoura train accident, instructing the Ministry of Health to provide the necessary medical services to the injured.

 

Published the newspaper “Al-Watan” the first videos and photos of the accident coup a number of train carriages toukh, who turned just before the village of Kafr Share Centre.

 

The video shows a number of train carriages overturned, while a number of citizens disembark from the trains amid a large crowd around the train.

 

Engineer Ashraf Ruslan, head of the railway authority, said that an urgent technical committee has been formed, to find out the real reasons behind the coup of two carriages of Train No. 949 “Cairo – Mansoura” line, which took place in the city of toukh in Qalyubia governorate, just before.

 

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