At least 15 killed in Egypt train crash

At least 15 killed in Egypt train crash
By Euronews with AFP
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The collision between a passenger train and a freight train is the latest in a string of accidents on the country's rail network


At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday and 40 others injured in a train crash in Egypt.

Two passsenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, according to authorities.

Why this happened is not immediately clear.

The accident, in the northern province of Al Behaira, is the latest accident on the country's railways. Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards on the antiquated transport network,

Public anger has been inflamed by a string of crashes including a collision last August that killed 42 people.

As local governor Nadia Abdo visited the scene of the latest disaster, a large crowd around her shouted: "We want a response".

with Reuters

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