Big number of citizens have rushed into hospitals where the victims of the Ramsis Railway Station blaze are treated to donate blood - press photo
CAIRO - 28 February 2019: Big number of citizens on Wednesday have rushed into hospitals where the victims of the Ramsis Railway Station blaze are treated, to donate blood, especially at al-Helal hospital.
A train, with no driver on board, was seen moving at an extremely high speed and crashing into the platform's buffer stop at Cairo's busiest and main railway station, located in Ramses district.
The collision caused an explosion of the fuel tank and triggered a huge blaze, leaving 20 people dead, and 43 injured, according to the health minister's latest remarks. Police ordered taking DNA samples from the dead to know their relatives.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said that some of the injured people in the incident are in a critical condition, while others suffer light-to-medium injuries.
Walid Mordy, a railway employee, said that he, along with his colleagues, managed to save over ten people who caught fire, using water and blankets.