11 Dead, 98 Injured in Egypt Train Accident

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population said at least 11 people died and 98 others were injured after a train derailed near the city of Toukh, north of Cairo on Sunday. 

According to the state media, the derailment occurred when at least four of the train’s carriages went off the tracks shortly after departure from a station in Qalyubia governorate en route to Mansoura.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that at least 98 others were injured. Around 60 ambulances were sent to the scene and the injured taken to nearby hospitals

Last week, at least 15 people were injured when train carriages derailed in the Nile Delta province of Sharqia.

Sunday’s train accident came three weeks after two passenger trains collided in the province of Sohag, killing at least 18 people and injuring 200 others, including children.

The Egyptian Railways Authority is still investigating the cause of the crash.

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