55 injured in train accident in Egypt






Cairo -By Walid Zaki, – The number of people injured after a train derailed south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has risen to 55, the Health Ministry said on Friday.



 
Health Minister Hala Zayed toured the hospital and checked on the injured, the ministry added.
According to the state-run al-Ahram news website, Egypt's prosecutor general has opened an investigation into the accident.
Earlier Friday, three of the train's cars derailed near al-Marziq station in Giza province, 30 kilometres south of Cairo. The train was heading to the southern province of Qena, a security source told dpa.
Egypt has seen several rail tragedies in recent years.
In February, more than 10 people were killed when two trains collided in Egypt's northern province of Beheira.
More than 40 people were killed in August in a collision between two passenger trains in the coastal city of Alexandria.
Egypt's worst rail disaster took place in 2002, when a passenger train caught fire, killing more than 360 people.

Friday, July 13th 2018
By Walid Zaki,
           


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