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Egypt train collision toll rises to 41

Saturday - August 12, 2017 4:58 pm , Category : WORLD
 Egypt train collision toll rises to 41
Egypt train collision toll rises to 41

Cairo Aug 12 (IANS) The death toll in a collision between two passenger trains in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 41 the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.



Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahid told the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper that at least 132 people were injured in Friday s crash. Out of them 12 were in serious condition.

However state television reported that 49 people had died in the train collision.

The accident occurred when a passenger train coming from Cairo to Alexandria rammed into the back of a train covering the Port Said-Alexandria route near the Khorshid station.

The Transport Ministry said railway traffic resumed on Saturday after the crushed train carriages were lifted off the tracks.

--IANS
soni/bg

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