Prosecution summons transportation minister over Dahshour train accident
Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry - YOUM7/Kareem Abdul Kareem

CAIRO:  South Giza prosecution summoned on Sunday Transportation Minister Ibrahim el-Demeiry for inquiries about Dahshour train accident that left 27 killed in November.

At least 27 people were killed and 36 others injured as a train crashed into a minibus and other vehicles south of Egypt’s capital Cairo.

The freight train, travelling from the city of Beni Suef, hit the vehicles at a level-crossing about 40km from Cairo near the village of Dahshour.

Many of those killed on the bus were members of an extended family returning from a wedding.

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