Activists block Alexandria-Cairo railway to protest Assiut deaths

MENA, Sunday 18 Nov 2012

Train services halted for 40 minutes on Sunday after activists block railway to protest Assiut train-bus crash which killed 52 people, mostly children, on Saturday

Several activists blocked the Alexandria-Cairo railway on Sunday to protest the Assiut train-bus accident that left scores of children dead on Saturday.

Train services in the Delta were halted for almost 40 minutes.

Activists condemned the Assiut accident and demanded justice for the victims.

On Saturday a bus collided with a train in Al-Manfalout village in Assiut, Upper Egypt, killing 51 people. Most of the victims were children aged between four and six years old.

Following the accident activists gathered at the Assiut governorate headquarters to demand the resignation of the governor, Yehia Keshk, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.




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