At least 15 killed as Egypt trains collide

At least 15 killed as Egypt trains collide
At least 10 people have been killed and even more injured in the latest Egyptian train crash. (Shuttertstock)
Updated 28 February 2018

At least 15 killed as Egypt trains collide

At least 15 killed as Egypt trains collide

CAIRO, Egypt: At least 15 people were killed and 15 wounded Wednesday as two trains collided in Egypt, the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the North African country's railways, the official Egyptian news agency reported citing transport ministry spokesperson said.
The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in the northern province of Behaira, it said in a statement.
The cause of the accident was not immediately 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 accident 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.