Prosecution releases GUC bus driver accused of hitting a student

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 Mar 2015

The eye witness accounts from students blame the bad planing of the parking lot in the university and hold the administration responsible for the accident

A New Cairo prosecution has released the bus driver accused of hitting and killing 19-year old student Yara Tarek at the German University of Cairo (GUC) with investigations pending after the testimony of three students who said he was innocent.

The bus driver was released after a testimony from three students who claimed that the driver did not do anything wrong because he was driving in the bus lane. He blamed the university administration for neglect and not properly planning the parking lot on the university campus according to the student's testimonies.

On Monday Yara Tarek Negm was hit by a bus in the parking lot and later died from her wounds. The GUC students union blamed the private university administration for neglect and bad planning of the parking lot which has contributed to several accidents in the past. 

The administration of the university suspended study on Tuesday for three days to mourn the late students. 

On the other hand the GUC students union announced that hundreds of students started a sit-in on Campus demanding the university administration to hold the transportation department to account. Their demands included the overhaul of the security and parking system at the university in order to avoid accidents and a request to build a sidewalk to walk on and wait for the buses. 

The study will resume on Saturday according to the administration, despite the announcement from the GUC students union that it will continue their sit-in until their demands are met.


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