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Court acquits all suspects in Badrashin train accident trial

An appeals court decision leaves no held responsible for a military train that derailed in January killing 19 and injuring more than 100

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Jun 2013
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A Cairo appeals court Thursday acquitted three suspects in the case of January's Badrashin military train accident.

The three suspects, the train driver and two supervisors, were convicted in May by a Cairo misdemeanour court and received two-year prison sentences on charges of involuntary manslaughter and negligence, along with a fine of LE500.

A maintenance engineer, the train's commissary and the driver's assistant, who were also on trial in May, were acquitted.  The verdict was appealed by the Railway Workers' Union.

The acquittal of the three suspects leaves no one held responsible for the accident.

A military train derailed in January 2013 killing 19 and injuring more than 100. The train, which was headed to Cairo from Assuit and carried new recruits of the Egyptian Central Security Forces, derailed in the Egyptian city of Badrashin.

 

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