Egypt practice crash: Not less than 97 injured in derailment


Greater than 50 ambulances have been dispatched by the Ministry of Well being to rescue the injured from the practice crash.

The Egyptian Railways Authority mentioned it was nonetheless investigating the reason for the practice accident that was heading from Cairo to Mansoura on Sunday.

“In the course of the passage of practice No. 949/3209 heading from Cairo to Mansoura, at 13:54, four vehicles derailed close to Sandanhour station (close to Toukh),” the Egyptian Railway authority mentioned in a press release.

People inspect the damaged wagons of a passenger train, which went off the tracks near Toukh.

Many of the accidents have been minor and average with only some crucial instances, well being ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed advised an area TV station.

Video posted on social media confirmed victims and injured scattered on the railway line, subsequent to the overturned practice vehicles, and the sounds of misery. Practice motion stopped within the East Delta.

That is the third main practice accident to happen in Egypt in lower than a month. Not less than 32 individuals have been killed and 165 injured final month after two trains collided within the Tahta district of the Higher Egypt governorate of Sohag.

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