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Egypt sacks Railways Head after deadly crash

The head of Egyptian railways has been sacked following the latest deadly crash on the network.

Ashraf Raslan is among ten top executives to be dismissed or reshuffled.

Calls on social media for the resignation of Egyptโ€™s transport minister Kamel el-Wazirโ€™s have landed on deaf ears.

Prosecutors investigating the latest disaster on Sunday have now revised the number of those killed from 11 to 23 and have made a number of arrests.

This screengrab provided by AFPTV ahows people gathered around the wreckage of two trains that collided in the Tahta district of Sohag province, some 460 kms (285 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, reportedly killing at least 23 people and injuring scores of others, on April 17, 2021. – Egypt has been plagued with deadly train accidents in recent years that have been widely blamed on inadequate infrastructure and poor maintenance. (Photo by – / AFP)

At least 20 people were killed in another train crash last month.

Source: Ghananewspress.com

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