Dozens killed as two trains collide

Death toll likely to rise as train from Cairo crashes into the back of another coming from Port Said

At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria on Friday in the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade. The crash occurred at a small station in the district of Khorshid, just east of Alexandria, when one train travelling from the capital, Cairo, hit the back of another, stationary train, travelling from Port Said. Transport ministry officials quoted on state television said the collision was probably caused by a malfunction in the Port Said train that brought it to a halt. “The train I was riding was going very quickly,” passenger Moumen Youssef told Reuters. “I found myself on the floor. When we came out, we found four train cars crushed and a lot of people on the ground.”

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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