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.