12. The report says that the barrier gates were open when the bus crossed the tracks.
The man who was the attendant for the track crossing barriers was asleep, and has resigned. I guess Egypt doesn't have the crossing procedure required for school buses in the US? We are required by law to stop-look-and-listen at all RXR track crossings in the US. My state requires us to stop at all track crossings, even when no kids are on the bus. (And I have been screamed at by angry motorists, who are ignorant of the law on this requirement).
I think EVERYONE should have to stop-look-and-listen at railroad crossings...because the train can NOT swerve, and it can take a mile or more for them to stop, even with full emergency braking, depending on how fast they were going and how much weight they were hauling when they had to try to stop.
It is never worth it to try to 'beat out' a train at crossings.