Victims of government neglect: EOHR calls for the prosecution of the responsible for the train crash.

November 18th, 2013 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights expresses its grave concern about the incident of Dahshour train, which resulted in the death of more than 30 citizen and the injury of 34 citizen after the collision of a products train with a bus and a truck, which represents the continuous neglect from the government to the road accidents and especially the trains.

EOHR emphasizes that what happened is a violation and a waste of an inherent human right, which is the right to live, and that there is a negligence and a lack of sever security system and the surveillance of the train movements as whole. That since the crash of Assiut train the primacy should have been for the developments of the trains and the providing of money to that cause to save the lives of the citizens.

EOHR calls the government to issue a law to toughening the punishments of those responsible for such incidents to be a deterrent for every responsible person to make his work in efficient way, to accelerate the development of the Egyptian railways system to ensure a safe mean of transportation for the citizens, and a safe way for the citizens and the other means of transport to cross the rail lines, and to incur the responsibilities of monitoring the implementation of the plan and seeking to allocate the required resources to implement the short and medium term as a priority.

From his side, Hafez Abu Seada, President of EOHR, has mourned the victims of government neglect in Dahshour because of the bad policies of the government in the transportation sector and rail ways, which resulted in many accidents, stressing that it is not the first train accident, which emphasize the repetition of the government neglect in dealing with the citizens and taking the responsibility of their protection.

Abu Seada has further called to stop the continues bleeding and death by repairing the defect in the transportation sector and put legal deterrent penalties on those causing such accidents which claim the lives of our children every day without an official to incur the consequences of his work

 

 

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