November 6, 2007 | Mark Paradies

14 Railway Officials Convicted After Train Accident in Egypt

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The Associated Press reported that 14 railway officials, including the Deputy Chairman of the Railways Authority, were sentenced to one year in jail for their part in a 2006 train accident that killed 58 people. At least part of the cause of the accident was reported to be poorly maintained switching equipment.

Below is a sample of Mid-East TV coverage from the accident (some graphic accident footage included) from the web.

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