Egypt fire train trial begins
Eleven Egyptian railway employees pleaded innocent Saturday to charges of gross negligence that resulted in the deaths of more than 360 people, saying they were the scapegoats in Egypt's worst train disaster.
The low-ranking employees are accused in the Feb. 20 fire that engulfed a passenger train shortly after it left Cairo. "We are treated unjustly because we are lower-ranking employees in the (railway) authority," said Mamdouh Abdel-Rahman, a train conductor. (Albawaba.com)
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