Eleven Dead And 98 Injured After Train Derailment In Egypt

Eleven Dead And 98 Injured After Train Derailment In Egypt
Eleven Dead And 98 Injured After Train Derailment In Egypt

 

 

 

Eleven people were killed and 98 injured on Sunday in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when four carriages derailed at 1:54 p.m. (1154 GMT), about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt’s National Railways said in a brief statement.

 

 

 

The cause of the accident is being investigated, he added.

More than 50 ambulances took the injured to three hospitals in the province, the Health Ministry said.

People gather at the place where train cars derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt, on April 18, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany

People gather at the place where train cars derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt, on April 18, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany

 

 

 

People gather at the place where train cars derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt, on April 18, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The derailment is the latest of several recent rail accidents in Egypt. At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 injured in March when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440 kilometers (275 miles) south of Cairo.

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Fifteen people were injured this month when two train cars derailed near the city of Minya al-Qamh, about 70 kilometers north of Cairo.

Egypt’s Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir, a former army general, has faced calls for his resignation from some Egyptians on social media. He has rejected them and has promised to continue working on the development of the old rail network.