Egyptian news Agency MENA announced the resignation of the head of the railway administration of the country. Medhat Shusha applied to the Minister of transport after the train crash, which claimed the lives of dozens of people.
The accident occurred on Friday, August 11. In the suburbs of Alexandria faced the train, EN route from Cairo and Port said. According to the Ministry of health, the accident claimed the lives of 42 people and more than 170 were injured.
Machinists and helpers colliding trains detained for 15 days.
Accident on the railroad in Egypt occur regularly. In 2012, in the province of Assiut collided with the school bus and train – 47 killed. In November 2013 there was a collision of bus and train South of Cairo – 27 killed. Most of the victims were returning from a wedding. However, the most serious accident on the railway of Egypt there was a fire on the train, which in 2002 claimed the lives of 373 people.