Egypt Train Crash kills 20, injures dozens

By Maame Aba Afful
Egypt train collision
Egypt train collision kills 20, injures dozens

At least 20 people have been killed and a dozen others injured in a collision involving two passenger trains in Alexandria, Egypt.

One of the trains was travelling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said when they hit head-on in the Northern coastal city of Alexandria.

Ambulances and local officials were reportedly deployed to the incident. The exact number of injured is still unknown. 

Mass-casualty train accidents in Egypt have included a train derailment in Badr Rashin in Giza that killed at least 19 people in 2013.

Also, in 2012, a collision between a train and school bus on a rail crossing in the town of Manaflut in Upper Egypt killed 51 people, mostly children.

More to follow

Source: Ghana News