Train wreck fatal to 43 people in Egypt
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.
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