Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

A previous investigation determined that one of the conductors left the train unattended. (AFP/File)
Updated 06 March 2019

Egypt: More arrested over Cairo train crash that killed 25

  • The detained individuals will face charges of manslaughter and damaging public property
  • Egyptians took to social media to blame the president for not improving railway services

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have arrested another five people over a deadly train crash and explosion last week 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.
Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek announced the new arrests late Tuesday. It brings the total number of people detained over the crash to 11. They face charges of manslaughter and damaging public property.
Previously, an investigation determined that a fight between two train conductors left the train unattended.
However, the Feb. 27 accident triggered an online debate among Egyptians, with many blaming President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s government for not improving railway services in Egypt, even after a series of deadly accidents.


Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

Updated 08 May 2020

Dubai Police to use smart glasses in public transportation areas for coronavirus

  • Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics

DUBAI: Police officers in Dubai will start using smart glasses to measure the temperatures of public transportation users in a secure way, state news agency WAM reported.
Called Rokid T1, the smart glasses are the first in the region developed specifically for use in the prevention and control of epidemics. It integrates both thermal imaging technology and artificial intelligence, and has been used in China and proven its effectiveness in measuring people’s temperature with high accuracy.
Brigadier General Obaid Al-Hathboor, director of Dubai’s Transportation Security Department, said the glasses can detect thermally at a distance of 2 meters and have the capacity to read the temperatures of 100 people per minute.