CAIRO: Egyptian football club Pyramids FC announced a 10 million Egyptian pound donation for the victims of a deadly train crash that hit Egypt last week.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the club said its owner, Saudi investor Turki Al-Sheikh, had donated the amount to the families.
The statement said Al-Sheikh and the board of directors aimed to offer a helping hand for the families and alleviate the suffering of those injured.
The crash, which left 22 people dead and dozens injured, took place in Cairo's Ramses Station Feb. 27.
A train, with no driver on board, was seen moving at an extremely high speed and crashing into the platform’s buffer stop.
A large number of citizens were rushed into hospitals where the victims were being treated to donate blood in the aftermath of the crash.
Other reports also claimed that Egyptian Star Mohamed Mounir will be donating a percentage of his recent concert profits to the Ahl Masr Foundation and the Egyptian Blood Bank, which have been supporting the incident’s victims since then.