Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en 18 injured as fire broke out in Sharqia train http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435785 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/03/04/484151/m.ibraheem2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Eighteen passangers were injured, suffering from asphyxia, after&nbsp;a fire broke out in a Sharqiya train on Wednesday evening.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Emergency respondents in Sharqia controled a large fire that broke out in two railcars of the Tanta-Zagazig train, before it spread to the rest of the train.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Unidentified assailants reportedly set the trian on fire as the train stopped at al-Nakaria station.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Major General Sameh al-Kilany, Sharqia security chief, was notified by Zagazig police station over the fire in the last two railcars of the train. The driver was able to separate them from the rest of the train before reaching to the rest of the cars.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Seven fire engines and five ambulances were sent to the scene of the incident.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A source from the railways authority said villagers confirmed witnessing two persons while throwing molotovs on the two cars before running away.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</i></div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435785 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/03/04/484151/m.ibraheem2.jpg Electricity Control: No power cuts last week because people rationalized consumption http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435773 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/05/25/5886/electricity_cuts.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal;">The National Electricity Control Center said on Wednesday that there were no power cuts last week because people collaborated by rationalizing consumption.</span></p><div>Also, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said fuel supply for power stations was at normal levels.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He said the four gas-fueled units of the Banha and Giza power stations will be fully operational in the second half of June with a capacity of 750 MW to be increased to 1,000 MW with the operation of two more units, in addition to the 650 MW of the Ain Sukhna power station.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Ministry spokesperson Mohamed al-Yamany urged citizens to continue rationalizing consumption and advised to set air conditioners at 25 degrees Celsius.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</i></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:43:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435773 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/05/25/5886/electricity_cuts.jpg Three Africans arrested for conartistry http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435772 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/24/484151/image_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Public funds prosecutors arrested three Africans on charges of swindling people by claiming they can turn paper into dollars.</span></p><div>An owner of a garmets company in Sharqiya said the con artists told him they had US$10 million in banknotes painted with a black dye and asked him for 300,000 euros to buy solutions to remove it.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Investigators seized the said banknotes and referred the Africans to investigation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</i></div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:26:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435772 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/24/484151/image_0.jpg Prime Minister, Interior Minister attend funeral of assassinated policeman http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435766 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/06/11/107181/interior_minister_mohamed_ibrahim.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and Major General Mohamed Ibrahim led the military funeral held over death of Brigadier Ahmed Zaki, of 6 October sentral security troops, who passed away on Wednesday after bomb placed under his car exploded.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Several ministers, senior statesmen, Interior Ministry officials as well as colleagues and relatives of Zaki took part in the funeral.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Interior Ministry&rsquo;s information said earlier said that Zaki was killed, another conscript was injured due to the blast. Security services are intensifying efforts to arrest the criminals.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from MENA</em></div> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:44:00 +0000 MENA 2435766 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/06/11/107181/interior_minister_mohamed_ibrahim.jpg