CAIRO: Solidarity minister Ghada Wali ordered compensation be paid to the families of victims in a Shorouk City crash between a train and a school bus; families will be paid between 2,000 and 5,000 EGP ($262 to $655.)
The bus that crashed Friday was one of three on a school trip en route to Cairo, and Health Minister Adel Adwy stated that were seven killed and 24 injured.
Ambulances were deployed at the accident site and transferred the injured, seven of whom are in critical condition.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab visited the injured later the hospital expressing his condolences.
At the accident site, Minister of Transportation Hany Dahy told Youm7 Friday that the incident occurred when the bus crossed railroad tracks not at an official crossing, and that this area was not paved or designated for vehicles to cross.
A teacher who was inside one of the three buses told Youm7 that there were no signs or guards to stop or warn the bus driver from passing.