Egyptian Prosecutor General Hamada El Sawy decided Saturday to refer train conductor Magdy Ibrahim Mohamed to an urgent criminal court after proving guilty in the train incident the resulted in the death of a young man.
The defendant, who is in custody, is charged with forcing two young men to jump off the train while the train is moving for not having tickets, leading to the death of one of them and the other was injured.
The two victims were transferred by an ambulance to the General hospital of Tanta.
Railway police arrested the chief of the train and its conductor and referred them to the state prosecution.
The conductor confessed that he pushed the two victims off the moving train.
Prosecutors decided to remand both suspects for four days.
The Railway Service suspended both suspects until investigations into the case are completed.
On his part, General Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transportation, said he doesn’t neglect right of any citizen. He affirmed that investigations will prove the truth soon.
The minister also announced that the family of the deceased will be receiving EGP 100,000 and Eid will be awarded EGP 20,000.
Al-Wazir expressed his readiness to employ a member of the deceased’s family at the Egyptian Railway Authority, while stressing his rejection of the train conductor’s actions, describing him as “inhuman.”
It is worth to mention Egypt sees many accidents on her roads and rickety railways.
Trains and the infrastructure need billions of pounds to maintain the vital utility to cope with the increasing number of passengers every year.
So far traveling by train is cheaper than other means of transport in Egypt due to the lesser income of the working class and the other people in the Delta and Upper Egypt.