Egypt: 11 dead, 98 injured in train crash
By Halife Afra Aksoy
ISTANBUL (AA): At least 11 were killed and 98 others were injured after a train derailed just north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry said 11 people lost their lives and 98 others were injured in a train accident traveling from Cairo to Mansura.
According to local media, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi charged the government to form a committee to investigate the cause of the accident.
According to a statement from the National Railways Authority of Egypt, the Cairo-Mansura passenger train 949 went off the tracks in the city of Qalyubia.
Last month, 32 people lost their lives while 66 others sustained injuries in a train accident.
*Writing by Faruk Zorlu
[Photo: A derailed passenger train is seen leaving 11 dead, 98 injured in incident in city of Qalyubia, Egypt on April 18, 2021. Photo by Stringer/AA]