Breaking: More than 100 people dead, injured after train derails in Egypt
A total of 109 people ended up dead or injured on Sunday when four train carriages derailed in Egypt’s Qalyubiya Province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement.
According to Press TV, Egypt’s health ministry said in a statement that 11 people have died and 98 were injured in the accident.
The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura and derailed at 13.54 local time (11:54 GMT), about 40 kilometers north of Cairo, Egyptian National Railways said in a short statement.
The cause of the accident is being investigated, it added.
More than 50 ambulances took the injured to three hospitals in the province, the health ministry said.
The derailing is the latest of several recent railway crashes in Egypt.
At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in March when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440 km (275 miles) south of Cairo.