Saturday, August 12, 2017

Death Toll in Egypt Train Collision Rises to 49

Egypt Train Collision
 The number of people who died in a two-train collision in Egypt has increased to 49.

The Al-Arabiya broadcaster reported Saturday citing local officials that the number of people who died in a two-train collision in the suburbs of the Egyptian city of Alexandria has increased to 49, while 123 people were confirmed to be injured.

One of the trains was traveling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said. As a result of the collision, several train cars derailed and overturned.

According to local authorities, a mistake by the operator of a semaphore caused the accident.

Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadiq reportedly ordered an urgent investigation into the collision.

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