CAIRO: The death toll of a Friday accident involving a train and a school bus has reached nine, as two of the injured died at a hospital early Saturday, Youm7 reported.
A total of 24, mostly children, are still being treated at the International Medical Center. The school bus, one of three on a trip to Nemo Farm theme park, was crossing a railroad at Shorouk City northeast of Cairo when a train hit it, Minister of Transportation Hany Dahy told Youm7.
Two busses crossed, but the third was hit by the train. A teacher who was on one of the other busses told Youm7 there were no signs or guards to stop or warn the bus driver from passing.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab visited the victims Friday, and the Ministry of Solidarity said it would compensate their families, according to Youm7.
The trip was organized by a private school in Tanta governorate in the Delta. A mother and her two children were among those who died in the accident.
School administrators have been referred to the prosecution, as the trip was organized without a permit from the concerned department at the Ministry of Education, Youm7 reported.