16 January 2013

Egypt: Morsi Reviews Reasons for Giza's Badrashein, Railway Development Plans

President Mohamed Morsi briefed on Tuesday 15/1/2013 on the plans of the Transport Ministry to develop the railway sector, a presidential statement said.

During a three-hour meeting, Morsi ordered an immediate investigation into a horrific train accident that took place in Giza's Badrashein district on Monday 14/1/2013, saying those responsible for the accident would be held accountable, the statement added.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, Transport Minister Hatem Abdul-Latif and Minister of Local Development Mohamed Ali Beshr.

The President offered condolences to the Egyptian people and families of the victims. Also, he ordered to provide them with all necessary medical and social care.

At the same time, Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said that President Morsi assigned him to follow up the condition of the injured in the horrific train accident in Giza's Badrashein district.

Defense and Military Production Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi gave instructions to all employees at the Armed Forces Medical Complex in Cairo's Maadi district to provide those injured in Badrashein train accident with a high-quality medical care.

The Premier has issued a reimbursement sum of LE30,000 for each family which who lost their sons in the derailment of Badrashein conscripts-carrying train.

Qandil is following up the accident with the concerned departments in defense, interior, health and transportation ministries.

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