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Monday, 30 July 2018

ENR boss sacked after train derailed, injuring six

ENR boss sacked after train derailed, injuring six: Transport Minister Hisham Arafat sacked Egypt National Railways (ENR) Chairman Sayed Salem after six people were injured when a train derailed on the Cairo-Aswan line yesterday, the Associated Press reports. The victims, who are said to be suffering from “minor wounds,” were transported to the Kom Ombo Central Hospital, according to the State Information Service. Arafat has ordered a fact-finding committee to investigate the incident, the second of its kind this month. The derailment of a train in Giza two weeks ago left 58 people injured, with preliminary findings suggesting that a lack of maintenance on the track was responsible. The Transport Ministry has been working on upgrading Egypt’s railway infrastructure since last summer, when two passenger trains collided killing more than 40 people. Ashraf Raslan was appointed as interim head of the ENR in the meantime.

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