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Update, Alexandria trains crash: All injured to be treated on public expense—government

Saturday 12-08-2017 - 02:20 PM
Death toll of Friday’s
Death toll of Friday’s train crash has reached 49 dead, 132 injured
Alexandria - The death toll of Friday’s train crash has reached 49 deceased civilians. 132 of the injured are still receiving medical care while 46 others have been discharged, according to a statement made by the Health Ministry on Saturday.

The injured were moved to several hospitals around Alexandria, including al-Miri hospital, Smouha hospital, al-Gomhouriya hospital, Ras Eteen hospital and Moustafa Kamel Armed Forces hospital. 12 of those wounded are currently in intensive care units but the remaining are in stable condition, said ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed.

Mostafa al-Sayyed, an advisor to the minister of transportation, also died later on the scene of the crash after falling into a coma at the sight of the victims.
Minister of Health
Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady
For his part, Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady, accompanied by Dr. Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity, visited the injured to ensure that they are receiving the best medical treatment and care.
The Minister of Health and Population issued a decision that all the wounded be treated in public hospitals at the expense of the state, and that all dead bodies are transported by ambulances.

Express train number 13 collided with the back of train number 571 near the Khourshid district, both of which were heading towards Alexandria and originating from Cairo and Canal city in Port Said respectively. The impact overturned train number 13’s first carriage and the last two carriages on train 571, according to a statement by the Railway Authority.

The deceased were moved to Koum el-Dekka morgue, Sadr al-Maamoura morgue and Ras Ettin morgue in Alexandria.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered Alexandria governorate’s hospitals to be on high alert.

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