More arrests over deadly Cairo crash
Publish date: 11 March 2019
Issue Number: 814
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over last month's deadly train crash and explosion 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. Chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek said the arrests brings the total number of people detained over the crash to 11. A report on the News24 site notes that they face charges of manslaughter and damaging public property. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Government has been widely blamed for not improving railway safety.