CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Education Reda Hegazy ordered an investigation into the collapse of a stair fence in a girls’ preparatory school in Giza, killing one student and injuring 15 more.
According to reports, the police was notified that a section of a concrete stair fence collapsed as students rushed upstairs to their classrooms.
In an official statement published on Sunday, Hegazy paid condolences to the family of the deceased student and ordered a probe into the incident.
The head of the educational directorate, school principal, and supervisors of the school building were referred to the relevant authorities for further investigation as the minister vowed “firm and urgent action against those responsible,” read the ministry’s statement.
Hegazy also ordered a review into all the school buildings nationwide to ensure safety of the students. A report will be submitted to the ministry with the results of the review.