Train wreck fa­tal to 43 peo­ple in Egypt

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

CAIRO — A pas­sen­ger train rammed into a sta­tion­ary one Fri­day just out­side Egypt’s Mediter­ranean port city of Alexan­dria, killing 43 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 122, ac­cord­ing to the Health Min­istry.

A state­ment by the Egyp­tian Rail­ways Au­thor­ity said a train trav­el­ing to Alexan­dria from Cairo, Egypt’s cap­i­tal, crashed into the back of an­other train, which was wait­ing at a small sta­tion in the district of Khor­shid, just east of Alexan­dria.

The sta­tion­ary train had just ar­rived from Port Said, a Mediter­ranean city on the north­ern tip of the Suez Canal, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

The state­ment did not say what caused the ac­ci­dent. Fri­day’s ac­ci­dent was the dead­li­est rail ac­ci­dent since 2006, when at least 51 peo­ple were killed when two com­muter trains col­lided near Cairo.

AP/RAVY SHAKER

Two trains are a tan­gled wreck af­ter a wreck Fri­day just out­side Egypt’s Mediter­ranean port city of Alexan­dria. Dozens of peo­ple were killed and more than 100 in­jured

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