MANFALUT, Egypt, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday upheld 10-year prison sentences for two railway workers convicted in a train crash that killed 47 children.
The workers were convicted in 2013 on manslaughter and negligence charges, Middle East Online reported.
In addition to the jail time, both workers were ordered to pay $14,300 fines.
The crash, which sparked public outrage, happened in 2012 when a train hit a school bus on a railway crossing in Manfalut. A total of 52 people, including the 47 children ages 4 to 12, were killed in the incident and 16 people were injured.
Then President Mohamed Morsi was blamed by the media for not addressing Egypt's transportation problems before the collision.