Five killed, fifty-four injured in train-bus collision in Tunis

Five people were killed and 54 were injured in Wednesday’s Jebel Jloud train-bus collision, according to the Health Ministry’s last toll.

Three support and psychological assistance units to the injured and the families of the victims were set up in several hospitals in Tunis.

The accident took place when a train collided at about 6:15 AM with a Regional Transport Company bus in Sidi Fathallah, Jebel Jloud in Tunis.

President Beji Caied Essebsi criticised the nonchalance of the Tunisian administration, following the collision.

Essebsi said during the visit he paid to the wounded in the Trauma and Burn Centre in Tunis, that it is necessary to put a limit to this situation, adding that it is necessary to delineate responsibilities and know the circumstances of the accident, especially that the railway crossing barriers have been broken for a month.

The President of the Republic blamed all sides for this accident, calling for the need to place guards at all intersections and railway crossings and even increase their number, in order to warn vehicles and people for more vigilance.

According to Mosaique FM, CEO of the Tunisian National Railway Company ( SNCFT), Security Chief and Maintenance Director of the company’s are  sacked.

This decision was taken during a working meeting held this afternoon between Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and Minister of Transport  Anis Ghedira.


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