Monday, 21 August, 2017

Egypt conducts DNA tests for Alexandria train victims

12 Aug 2017, 21:58 ( 8 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Photo taken on Aug. 11, 2017 shows the train crash site in Alexandria province, Egypt. At least 36 people were killed and more than 123 others were injured Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province. Photo Xinhua.

Public Prosecution in Egypt's Alexandria ordered Saturday to carry out DNA tests to identify people whose bodies were torn in Friday's train crash, the MENA news agency reported.

Meanwhile, a committee of professors from the Faculty of Engineering of Alexandria University to inspect the semaphore and level crossing systems.

On Friday, a train travelling from Cairo to Alexandria crashed into the rear of another train en route to Alexandria from Port Said.

The second train was stationary at Khorsid Station when the crash occurred. The collision left at least 41 dead and 132 injured. 

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