One man is killed and another loses a leg after being told to jump off an express train in Egypt when he was caught traveling without a ticket and refused to pay a £ 3 fine
- Mohamed Eid and Ahmed Mohamed jumped from train No. 934 to Luxor, Egypt
- Mr. Eid and Mr. Mohamed were found without tickets and could not pay a £ 3 fine
- He jumped from the train door and immediately killed Mr. Eid and Mr. Mohamed lost his leg
- The Egyptian Minister of Transport will offer compensation to both families
Mohamed Eid died after jumping off a moving train when he was found without a ticket
One man was killed and another lost his leg after being forced to jump off an express train when he was caught in Egypt without a ticket.
Mohamed Eid and Ahmed Mohamed traveled from Alexandria to Luxor in Egypt when the train crew found that they had no tickets.
A train official opened car door No. 934 and ordered them to leave the moving train in Tanta, Egypt, if they could not afford to pay the £ 3 fine.
The conductor told the Egyptian news website Masrawy that he had "done nothing wrong and they are the ones who jumped".
He claimed to have opened the train door because "they didn't have the money for the ticket".
The train driver and a ticket driver were arrested and charged with premeditated murder.
Mr. Eid was buried in his hometown Shubra al-Kheima north of Cairo, Egypt.
In the incident, people asked Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel Al Wazir to resign after saying that Mohammed was "not a child" and should have known the consequences of driving without a ticket.
Mr. Eid and Ahmed Mohamed were asked to leave the train in Tanta, Egypt (City Record) if they could not afford the £ 3 fine. The conductor told the Egyptian news website Masrawy that he had "done nothing wrong and they are the ones who jumped".
People called Mr. Eid a "ticket martyr" and the hashtag #Ticket_Martyr was used over 24,000 times on Twitter yesterday.
A Twitter user wrote: "We don't know that the new system says you have to pay to die."
Mr. Wazir said in an interview with the Egyptian television station Sada Al Balad that it was the result of an "individual error" and would not happen again.
He ordered an investigation that "punishes employees if they are found guilty" before "psychological courses" for train ticket managers on "How to Treat the Public Well" are revealed.
His ministry will offer the family of Me Eid £ 4,817 and Mr. Mohamed £ 963.
In the past few months, the Egyptian railway authorities have tightened measures such as fines for ticketless people.
Transport Wazir was appointed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after 22 people were killed in a train accident at Cairo Central Station in February (image). He wanted to introduce stricter fines
As of April, individuals were fined LE20 or LE30 for driving French and Spanish VIP trains. Those who travel on air-conditioned trains without a ticket would have to pay LE10 and LE5 fines for Alexandria trains in the suburbs of Abu Qir.
Meanwhile, according to government statistics, the proportion of Egyptians living in extreme poverty rose to 27.8 percent in 2015 to 32.5 percent in 2015.
Mr. Wazir was appointed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after Hashim Arafat resigned. This happened immediately after a train accident at Cairo Central Station, in which 22 people were killed and 47 people injured.
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