Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

2019-03-07 09:10
Policemen stand guard in front of a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty, AP, file)

Policemen stand guard in front of a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty, AP, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over a deadly train crash and explosion last week at Cairo's main railway station.

At least 25 people were killed when an unmanned locomotive slammed into a barrier inside the busy station, triggering a huge blast that also injured at least 47.

READ: Egypt train crash: Investigators say driver to blame

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek announced the new arrests late on Tuesday. It brings the total number of people detained over the crash to 11. They face charges of manslaughter and damaging public property.

Previously, an investigation determined that a fight between two train conductors left the train unattended.

However, the February 27 accident triggered an online debate among Egyptians, with many blaming President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government for not improving railway services in Egypt, even after a series of deadly accidents.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.