Kafr el-Sheikh trains delayed after 6 meters of train rails stolen
Egyptian National Railways - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: All trains from and to Kafr el-Sheikh were delayed after unknown thieves stole six meters of train rails in front of El-Morabeen village Saturday morning, Youm7 reported.

Security forces and railways officials discovered that the thieves cut the rails using oxyacetylene torches, Youm7 reported.

Egyptian Railways Authority engineers were summoned to fix the rails, and Security Director Sharaf ordered railways and criminal investigation headed by Brigadier Ashraf Rabie to intensify investigation to find the criminals, El-Badil reported.

No train accidents were reported in Kafr el-Sheikh Saturday.

Colonel Mohsen el-Gindy told Sada El-Balad that railways engineers fixed the train rails after a five-hours delay.

Security source told Sada El-Balad that a criminal investigation team was formed to find out whether the accident is political or criminal.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Soliman.

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