Saturday, 12 August 2017

Egypt train collision kills 44, injures nearly 180

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At least 44 people were killed and nearly 180 others injured after two trains collided near Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, officials said.

The Egyptian cabinet said in a statement that the number of deaths may increase and the final toll will be announced after clearing the debris of the two trains.

The deadly collision took place yesterday after a train traveling to Alexandria from Cairo, crashed into the back of another train coming from the Canal city of Port Said, which was waiting at a small station in the district of Khorshid, east of Alexandria, the Egyptian Railways Authority said in a statement.

The area of the collision has been cordoned off by security forces as a rescue team is currently searching for survivors over the night and removing the wreckage off the tracks, it said.

Iman Hamdy, 26, a survivor of the accident, said that she was traveling on the train going to Alexandria and noticed that it was already in a bad condition.

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