Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the detention of an engineer pending an investigation into a train crash near Cairo that killed four people.
Prosecutors said in a statement that the passenger train collided with a concrete barrier at a station in the city of Qlyab during a trip to the Nile Delta city of Menouf on Tuesday. As a result, the locomotive and the first carriage were derailed.
Two killed, 16 injured in train derailment in northern Egypt
According to the statement, preliminary investigation blamed over-speeding for the accident, in which at least 23 people were injured.
Prosecutors said the engineer driving the train would be detained for four days while the investigation continues.
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It was the latest train accident in Egypt, where rail accidents kill many people every year.
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Following a series of fatal accidents in recent years, the government launched an ambitious plan to modernize the country’s railway system, which has a long history of mismanagement and poor maintenance.
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