Fire in Menouf-Banha train controlled

Civil defense forces managed to control a fire in three train carriages in the Menouf-Banha line leaving no victims, said an official security source.
"The situation is under control and the criminal lab has been assigned to examine the fire," the source added. "The fire was most probably caused by a short circuit in the power unit of the last carriage." 
There were minor losses in neighboring wagons, he added.
The fire left no injuries and did not affect the movement of trains between Qaliubiya and Monufia, according to the source.
Egypt has seen over the past few years several train disasters that increased the severity of criticism to poor service and lack of safety standards.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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