2 killed, 16 injured as practice derails in Northern Egypt2 min read
At least two individuals have been killed and 16 others have been injured after a passenger practice derailed within the north of Cairo, Egypt’s capital.
Cairo,UPDATED: Mar 8, 2023 07:05 IST
A crane is deployed to elevate the derailed practice within the metropolis of Qalyub in Qalyub province, in Egypt’s Nile delta area. (AFP Photo)
By Associated Press: A passenger practice derailed Tuesday north of Cairo, killing not less than two individuals and injuring 16 others, Egyptian authorities stated. It was the most recent in a sequence of rail accidents within the nation lately.
The derailing occurred because the practice was touring by a station within the metropolis of Qalyub on its solution to the town of Menouf within the Nile Delta, state prosecutors stated in a press release. They stated they’d opened an investigation into the reason for the crash.
At least 20 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene and the injured have been transferred to close by hospitals, well being authorities stated.
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Videos of the aftermath of the collision posted on Facebook confirmed crowds of individuals and emergency providers gathering across the rail automobiles, which remained upright after the derailing. In different footage, passengers have been seen being pulled from the wreckage by rail-car home windows.
Train derailments and crashes are widespread in Egypt, the place the railway system has a historical past of badly maintained tools and mismanagement. In current years, the federal government has introduced modernization initiatives to enhance its railways.
In 2018, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi stated some 250 billion Egyptian kilos, or $8.13 billion, can be wanted to correctly overhaul the North African nation’s uncared for rail community.
In 2021, two trains collided within the southern Egyptian metropolis of Tahta, killing 32 individuals. Later that yr, a practice derailed within the Qalyubia province, killing 11 individuals.
Egypt’s deadliest practice crash was in 2002, when greater than 300 individuals have been killed after a fireplace broke out in an in a single day practice journeying from Cairo to southern Egypt.
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Mar 8, 2023