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Dozens injured in train crash in Egypt's Alexandria

Dozens injured in train crash in Egypt's Alexandria

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Two trains crashed near the Egyptian seaside town of Alexandria, injuring at least 40 persons according to the Egyptian Ministry of Health.

According to a Railway Authority official, a locomotive collided with the last car of a Cairo-bound train departing from Alexandria's main terminal.

 


Dr.

Khaled Mujahid, a spokesperson for the health ministry, said the injured were transferred to surrounding hospitals and treated for fractured bones and bruises.

Dr. Hala Zayed, the Minister of Health, is monitoring the injured's condition and has directed the ministry's undersecretary in Alexandria to visit them and guarantee that they receive the proper medical treatment, according to Mujahid.

 


The railway accident occurs less than 24 hours after a freight train collided with a minibus in Cairo, killing two people and injured six more.

Between 2013 and 2019, more than 10,000 people died in train accidents, while approximately 12,000 Egyptians die in highway accidents each year.

 


Egypt's trains are outdated and in serious need of repair, while road casualties are caused by speeding, defective roads, and poorly enforced traffic laws.

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