Cairo: Medhat Shousha, head of Egypt railway authority has resigned following a train collision in Alexandria that killed at least 41 people, Transport Minister Hisham Arafat told reporters on Sunday.ey collided just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
A prosecutor had earlier ordered the detention of both train drivers and their assistants for 15 days. In addition to the deaths, at least 133 people were injured when the two trains collided in the coastal city on Friday, the latest in a string of crashes on an antiquated transport network that has outraged the public
Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safeguards for the railways. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered an inquiry into the crash. Blood and urine samples had been taken from one driver to check for drug use.