Nineteen People Killed in Passenger Train Collision in Egypt


Nineteen people have died as a result of a collision between two passenger trains in the province of Boheira in Egypt, the Egyptian channel Extra News reports with reference to the Ministry of Health of the country.

Two passenger’s trains have rammed into a freight train in Beheira province in the North of Cairo, according to Egypt Today news.

Rescue teams and thirty ambulances are working at the scene, Sputnik reported.

Nineteen people have died and fifteen more injured, according to the Health Ministry.

The cause of the accident is still not clear, but it comes months after 41 people died in a train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria last August.

That was the deadliest train crash in Egypt since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.

In 2002, 373 people died when a fire ripped through a crowded train, also south of the capital.