Egypt's prosecutor general Nabil Sadek ordered the detention of Al-Ayyat train driver for four days pending investigations over accusations of murder and attempted murder of 35 people in Giza's Al Ayyat deadly train crash that killed 5 people.
Five people were killed and 27 were injured when three train carriages derailed in Giza’s El-Ayyat Wednesday morning.
A technical committee was assigned to compile a report after investigating the incident and determinig the extent of damages.
Giza governor Mohamed Al-Dali issued compensation: EGP 5000 for the families of deceased and EGP 2000 for those injured in the train accident.
Al-Ayyat, about 70 km south of Cairo, also witnessed the worst train disaster in Egypt when a train packed to double capacity caught fire, killing 373 in 2002.
Egypt's railway system is operated manually, with employees responsible for managing the opening of crossings by communicating with drivers – a practice that is considered potentially unsafe and unreliable.