News

Four Killed after Egypt Train Derails in Giza

Four Killed after Egypt Train Derails in Giza

traincrash

At least four people were killed, and over 20 others injured in a train accident in al-Ayyat in Giza on Wednesday, al-Ahram reported.

The train, which was on its way from Assiut to Cairo, derailed, leaving three of its cars overturned, according to the head of the railway authority Medhat Shousha.

This comes shortly after over 20 people were killed in a crash between a bus and a pick-up truck in the Wadi al-Jadid governorate in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry.

Egypt’s Interior Minister said last month that there is a need to address road accidents with “unconventional” solutions, and to combat traffic problems within a legal framework.

Earlier this year, six people were killed when a train collided into a pick-up truck carrying workers at a railway crossing also in Ayyat in January.

In 2012, 52 school children were also killed when a train crashed into their school bus at a crossing in Assiut.

Egypt is among the countries with the highest rates of road accidents in the world. According to official statistics, the economic cost of traffic accidents in 2015 was estimated at EGP 30.2 billion with the number of accidents reaching 14,500.

Content by Aswat Masriya.

Al-Ahram to Revive 'Ahram Open' International Squash Tournament at Egypt's Pyramids
Four Coptic Christian Teenagers Seek Asylum in Switzerland after 'Insulting Islam' in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Number of Minya Microbus Crash Victims Soars to 5, 16 Injured

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 17, 2020

Come June, King Tut Treasures To Be Exhibited in Boston

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2020

GERD Talks Yield Initial Agreement on Filling Plan

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2020

4 Egyptian Fishermen Rescued After Being Lost at Sea for a Week

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 14, 2020

Post-GERD Talks Gridlock, Ethiopian PM Asks South Africa for Intervention

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 13, 2020

Egypt Issues New Pet Ownership License Requirements

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2020

Iran Admits Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane ‘Unintentionally’

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2020

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Dies Aged 79: Oman Media

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2020