Giza governor summoned over Dahshour train accident

South Giza Prosecution summoned Giza's governor Ali Abdel Rahman on Thursday for questioning over the Dahshour train accident.
The prosecutor summoned Abdel Rahman over the incident for alleged negligence and disregarding the demands of the former transport minister and railway authority.
The train crash left 30 people dead in Giza in November 2013.
Critics say Abdel Rahman failed to implement the decision of the board of governors to provide infrastructure for crossings in order to prevent the recurrence of train accidents.
Samir Nawar, chief of the Railway Authority, said during questioning, that accidents occur because car drivers do not abide by warning signals and bells.
Accoring to Nawar, the Railway Authority was not responsible for placing warning decals or pitfalls as this was the responsibility of Giza's governor.
Nawar provided documents to the prosecutor proving that the former Transport Minister and Railway Authority had asked Giza's governor to provide infrastructure for the crossings.
Nawar said that this took place in 2012, following the Assiut train accident that killed 50 people, most of them children.
The date of Abdel Rahman's questioning session has not been set yet.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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