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Alexandria train collision trial postponed to 24 October

Railway employees and drivers face manslaughter accusations over the deaths of 41 and the injury of more than 100

An Alexandria 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, secretary-general 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.

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