By: Kyle James | 03-01-2018 | News
Photo credit: MENA | Mohamed Abed El Ghany

At Least 15 Killed In Egyptian Train Crash

Authorities in Cairo, Egypt say 15 people were killed and another 40 were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt's northern province of Beheira.

The official news agency, MENA, cited the transport ministry spokesman on the number of dead and injured. The crash occurred when two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, according to the provincial security director.

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Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the transport minister to visit the scene and take an after action report of the cause and other details. Egyptians have been complaining that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards for railways.

The latest crash is just one in a series of crashes that have further increased public outrage over the antiquated transport networks connecting the country. In August, a collision killed 42 on board and injured more than 100 other passengers.

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Anonymous No. 19637 2018-03-01 : 11:35

Given the numbers that ride on the roofs and hang out windows the death toll is super low.

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