Three sentenced to prison over Egypt train crash

Sunday 05-05-2013 03:09 PM
Three sentenced to prison over Egypt train crash

Belongings and traces of blood of victims are seen at the wreckage of a military train crash in the Giza neighbourhood of Badrashin, about 40 km (25 miles) west of Cairo, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany


A Cairo court sentenced three people to two years in prison and a fine worth 200 Egyptian pounds over charges of involuntary manslaughter and negligence in the case of the Badrashin train crash.

A train traveling from Upper Egypt to Cairo derailed in January, killing 19 army conscripts and injuring 107.

The court found the train driver and two of his assistants guilty for the accident.

The prosecution is waiting for further details to be released in order to challenge the verdict, a source told Aswat Masriya.

Egypt has suffered numerous train crashes as successive governments fail to enforce railway safety.

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