Just an hour back, the city of Alexandria witnessed a catastrophic incident when a train from Cairo collided with another train coming from the Port city resulting in more than 20 atrocities. Both the trains crashed into each other head on resulting in complete damage to the engine and destruction of both the train compartments.
Some news report state that the death toll has reached to 36 while the number of injured passengers exceed to 124 people. This accident took place at the small station of district Khurshid which is only a few miles east of Alexandria. A train was coming from Cairo which hit a train which was stopped at the station from the front resulting in a dangerous collision. The area where this crash took place is in the suburbs and lacks infrastructural resources due to which the process of evacuation and transfer faced many obstructions. Initially, the unavailability of resources led to the local population providing Medicare aid to the injured passengers until the forces arrived. The local people covered the dead bodies with white clothes. According to the station staff, there is a significant number of women and children who lost their lives.
To probe this matter in greater detail and hold the culprits accountable for this tragic event, the Minister of Transportation has ordered an inquiry committee that would probe this matter and investigate this crash. Anyone caught responsible for the mismanagement and found guilty would be punished as per law.
According to initial reports, the signal operator has been blamed who did not blink any light to signal the presence of a stationary train on the station. The signal operation has been accused of sleeping on duty but things can only be confirmed once the investigation report is released.
There have been several road accidents in recent years which have led to the loss of several human lives. The government is blamed for not implementing the reports that are investigated because of its ineffectiveness. The infrastructure facilities are not being developed due to lack of investment in transportation modes.