Egypt: Eight wagons derailed – eleven dead and a dozen injured

Egypt: Eight wagons derailed - eleven dead and a dozen injured

In Egypt Another serious train accident has occurred. Eight wagons derailed on Sunday in Kalajubia province near Cairo. According to the latest information, eleven people died and at least 98 others were injured in the accident. It was announced by the Ministry of Health after the accident in the small town of the Nile Delta.

It is being told by security sources that eight wagons of the train from Cairo to Manasura have been derailed. Train drivers and other railway employees will be asked about the cause of the accident.

Several overturned wagons and ambulances sirens can also be heard in the video of the accident scene. The cause of the accident was initially unclear.

A few days ago a train derailed in the northern province of Minja, injuring 15 people. A few weeks ago, two vehicles collided near Asiot – 19 people were killed and about 180 others were injured.

In the worst rail accident in the country in recent history, a train caught fire in 2002, killing more than 360 people. Serious train accidents occur frequently in Egypt. According to critics, this is often due to poor condition of trains and tracks as well as poor training of train staff.

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