At least 58 hurt as train de­rails in Egypt

Gulf Times - - REGION/ARAB WORLD -

At least 58 peo­ple were in­jured yes­ter­day when a pas­sen­ger train de­railed south of Egypt’s cap­i­tal Cairo, the health min­istry said in a state­ment. “Most of the in­juries are mi­nor,” Ahmed Mo­hei, an as­sis­tant to the health min­is­ter, told state tele­vi­sion. Three car­riages on a train headed to the south­ern prov­ince of Qena went off-track, state news agency MENA said, cit­ing a trans­port min­istry state­ment. Pub­lic Prose­cu­tor Na­bil Sadek or­dered an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the ac­ci­dent by a tech­ni­cal team from the Armed Forces En­gi­neer­ing Author­ity. The prose­cu­tor also sum­moned a num­ber of rail­way of­fi­cials for ques­tion­ing.

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