VIDEO: 97 individuals injured as train derails in Egypt

MENA

Published: 2021-04-18 17:44

Last Updated: 2021-05-17 17:31


VIDEO: 97 individuals injured as train derails in Egypt
VIDEO: 97 individuals injured as train derails in Egypt

Sunday, a train derailed north of Cairo in Qalyubia, Egypt, resulting in the injury of 97 people, according to Ministry of Health statements.

Local media and the Saudi-based Al-Arabiya, reported that around eight individuals were killed in the accident, however nothing was officially confirmed. 

They added that there were over 50 ambulances at the site of the accident to transfer individuals to three hospitals in the area.

Local media also reported that the train was set to travel to Mansoura in northeast Egypt.

According to Reuters, who cited a post on the province's verified Facebook page, reported that eight of the train's carriages had overturned.

In similar events in March, at least 20 people were killed and almost 200 were injured when two trains collided near Tahta, south of Cairo.