Dozens of families of those injured in the Badrashein train crash rallied outside the Hawamdeya police station in Giza Wednesday night.
The families demanded that their injured sons be relieved of military service, reported state-owned Al-Ahram. They asked to meet with Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim and Prosecutor General Tal’at Abdallah, to present their demand in person.
The 117 injured are all Central Security Forces conscripts completing military service. The train was transporting the conscripts, all born between 1990 and 1992, to their camp when the last carriage derailed and smashed into a stationary freight train.
Presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali announced Wednesday the presidency’s full solidarity with the victims of the train crash, as well as the victim of a Alexandria building collapse. Ali said President Mohamed Morsy stressed the necessity of immediately offering complete health and social care to those injured and the families of those killed in the train crash.
The train crash took place shortly before midnight on Monday in Badrashein, Giza, leaving 19 conscripts killed. The train driver was detained for blood tests for drugs or alcohol.
Another train crash took place Wednesday in Ard Al-Liwa’, Giza, when a train crashed into a taxi at a level crossing, killing four of the car’s occupants, reported state-owned MENA. The train driver was being questioned.
Additional reporting by Hend Kortam and Ahmed Aboul Enein