Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

4/18/2021 11:33:00 PM

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Egyptian authorities say the passenger train derailment north of Cairo is under investigation.

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Salvage teams could be seen searching for survivors and removing the derailed wagons. It was not immediately clear what caused the train to derail. Prosecutors said they were investigating the cause of the crash.The state-run Ahram daily reported that authorities have detained at least 10 railway officials, including the train driver and his assistant, pending an investigation into the crash.

AdvertisementAt Banha University hospital, people lined up to donate blood for the crash victims. Families were also present looking for loved ones who had been traveling on the train.“We were surprised by the train speeding up,” said Tarek Gomaa, one of the injured. “We found ourselves on top of each other.”

Sunday’s train accident came three weeks after two passenger trains collided in the province of Sohag, killing at least 18 people and injuring 200 others, including children.Prosecutors said they found thatby railway employees was behind the deadly March 25 crash, which caused public outcry across the country.

AdvertisementTrain wrecks and mishaps are common in Egypt, where the railway system has a history of badly maintained equipment and mismanagement. The government says it has launched a broad renovation and modernization initiative. President Abdel Fattah Sissi said in March 2018 that the government needs about 250 billion Egyptian pounds, or $14.1 billion, to overhaul the rundown rail system.

Hundreds of train accidents are reported every year. In February 2019 an unstaffed locomotive slammed into a barrier inside Cairo’s main Ramses railway station, causing a huge explosion and a fire that killed at least 25 people. That crash prompted the then-transportation minister to resign.

In August 2017, two passenger trains collided just outside the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people. In 2016, at least 51 people were killed when two commuter trains collided near Cairo. Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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