Egypt punishes train disaster selfie medics

BY Xinhua News AgencyAug 13,2017 at 09:45

CAIRO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Health Ministry has punished six medics who took selfies in front of a deadly train wreck by transferring them to a remote part of the country, local sources said Sunday.
Two trains collided Friday near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing 41 people in one of the deadliest such accidents in the North African country.
Pictures of an ambulance crew taking selfie pictures in front the wreckage sparked anger on social media, with one Twitter user posting a photograph with a hashtag reading: "conscience in a coma."
The health ministry's director of emergency services Ahmed al-Ansari said the six members of the ambulance crew have been transferred to the western Siwa oasis as punishment. Enditem

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