At least 11 people have been killed and 98 others injured after a train derailed in Egypt. The accident happened in the province of Calybia, north of the country’s capital Cairo. This is the third train accident in Egypt in less than a month.
The accident happened in Egypt on Sunday (April 18). Reuters and CNN quoted the country’s health ministry as saying.
The train was traveling from Cairo to the Nile Delta town of Mansura, Egypt’s railway department said in a brief statement. On the way, four bogies of the train derailed at around 2 pm local time. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
The Egyptian health ministry said more than 50 ambulances had rescued the victims and rushed them to three local hospitals.
Health ministry spokesman Khaled Meghed told a local TV station that several of the seriously injured were minorities.
The video posted on social media showed the injured and injured passengers scattered along the railway line. Their humming can also be heard.
Meanwhile, there have been several train accidents in Egypt in the past few months. In March, 20 people were killed and at least 200 injured when two trains collided near the city of Tahta. Earlier this month, two train bogies derailed in the town of Minya al-Qamah, about 60 kilometers from Cairo. At least 15 people were injured.
Egypt’s transport minister, Kamel El-Wazir, has demanded his resignation over a series of accidents. However, he rejected that demand and announced that he would continue to work on the development of Egypt’s rail network.