Egypt court sentences 3 in deadly train accident



Published — Saturday 4 May 2013

Last update 5 May 2013 2:02 am

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CAIRO: An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced three railway workers to two years hard labor for a train accident that killed 19 police recruits earlier this year.
The state-run news agency MENA reported yesterday that the train conductor and two supervisors were also fined around $ 70 each for involuntary manslaughter and grave negligence. They have the right to appeal.
State-run media reported that a maintenance engineer, another train employee and the driver’s assistant were acquitted.
The January accident left more than 100 recruits injured, and came just two months after 49 kindergarteners were killed when their school bus crashed into a train.
The crashes generated criticism of Islamist President Muhammad Mursi for failing to overhaul the country’s crumbling public services.

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