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Tuesday , 17 October 2017
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Egypt Train Crash Kills 36, Injures More Than 100

At least 36 people have been killed and more then 100 injured after two trains crashed in Egypt.

One of the trains partly keeled over after it was derailed from the track.

The accident occurred in the coastal city of Alexandria, with one train from Port and another from Cairo colliding head-on on the tracks.

According to the sources a railroad switching error was the most likely cause of the collision.

State newspaper al-Ahram said 36 bodies had arrived at hospital morgues in Alexandria province.

Public prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered an urgent investigation.

A medical official told that some people were still stuck in the train.

Footage shows dozens of people crowding around the damaged train cars, with bodies strewn on the ground.

In 2012, 50 people – mostly children – were killed when a train crashed into a school bus south of Cairo, further inflaming public anger at authorities over Egypt’s antiquated transport network.

 

 

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