Egypt approves compensation for Ramses Station casualties

Egypt’s cabinet approved on Wednesday the compensation payment of LE 80,000 for the families of every person killed and LE 25,000 for the families of every person injured after at least 20 people were killed and 40 others wounded when a fire broke out at Cairo’s Ramses Station.

Egyptian state-run television clarified that the fire erupted after a train collided with the station’s pavement at the end of the line, causing an explosion.

Top prosecutor Nabil Sadek opened an urgent investigation into the incident, ordering the formation of a committee to find out the cause of the accident.

A team of prosecutors moved to the scene, accompanied by a number of forensic doctors who listened to eyewitnesses.

The Ministry of Health issued a press statement confirming the number of casualties as mentioned in the Egyptian state television’s report.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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