36 dead, 109 injured after trains collide in Egypt’s Alexandria

East Alexandria11/08/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): The death toll in a train collision in Alexandria on Friday has risen to 36, with at least 109 injured, health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told Al-Ahram Arabic. One of the trains was travelling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said. Egypt’s prosecutor-general, Nabil Sadiq, has ordered an urgent investigation into the collision. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered winches to be dispatched to the site. Megahed said that the dead were transferred to Koum El-Dekka morgue, while injured passengers are at El-Mery, El-Gomhoria, Ras El-Tin, and Mostafa Kamel hospitals. Mass-casualty train accidents in Egypt are not unknown. A train derailment in Badrashin in Giza killed at least 19 people in 2013…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/275168/Egypt/Politics-/UPDATE—dead,–injured-after-trains-collide-in-Eg.aspx

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