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Passenger Train Crashes In North Egypt


Passenger Train Crashes In North Egypt
Tuesday, 17th July 2012 16:36  from: http://www.lbc.co.uk/passenger-train-crashes-in-north-egypt-57356
A passenger train has derailed and caught on fire south of Cairo, injuring at least 15 people.

Authorities say there are no confirmed deaths at this stage.

Earlier reports said that "many" people died in the crash near Badrashin station, 30 kilometres from Cairo.

Five of the carriages overturned in the accident.

The train was coming from the town of Sohag, 500 kilometres south of Cairo.

The Egyptian railway system's poor safety record has long been blamed on badly maintained equipment and poor management.

Egypt's worst railway disaster took place in February 2002 when a train heading to southern Egypt caught fire, killing 363 people.

In August 2006, a passenger train heading towards a station collided with a second train, killing 58 people.


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