Alexan­dria train col­li­sion trial post­poned to 24 Oc­to­ber

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics -

AnAlexan­dria mis­de­meanours court post­poned Tues­day the trial of five rail­way em­ploy­ees over a train col­li­sion that killed at least 41 pas­sen­gers and in­jured over 100 oth­ers in Au­gust.

The next trial ses­sion will be held on 24 Oc­to­ber, where the court will hear eye-wit­ness re­ports, state-me­dia re­ported.

The drivers of the two trains, a driver as­sis­tant, a rail­way worker, and a train sta­tion man­ager are fac­ing man­slaugh­ter ac­cu­sa­tions.

On 11 Au­gust, an ex­press train from Cairo rammed into the rear of a train en route to Alexan­dria from Port Said.

Upon pub­lic con­tro­versy be­cause of re­peated in­ci­dents, Egyp­tian Rail­ways Author­ity Chief Med­hat Shousha re­signed.

Khaled Ab­del Moula, sec­re­tarygen­eral of the par­lia­ment’s Trans­porta­tion Com­mit­tee ac­cused the Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion of fail­ing to find so­lu­tions to rail­way is­sues, to which the lat­ter vowed that such in­ci­dents will not be re­peated.

Five de­fen­dants face ac­cu­sa­tions of man­slaugh­ter

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