Egypt: At least 15 killed in train collision in Beheira province

A train collision in northern Egypt's Beheira province killed at
least 15 people on Wednesday, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

A freight train and a passenger train collided in Kom Hamada, Beheira
province, leaving at least 15 dead and another 40 injured, the Ministry
said in a statement.

According to eyewitnesses two passenger carriages separated and collided with the cargo train.

The Health Ministry said rescue workers and 30 ambulances were working on the scene.

Health Ministry official Alaa Othman said on state television that
"all the wounded and dead have been removed from the scene of the

The cause of the crash was not immediately established. Transport
Minister Hesham Arafat was ordered by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail to
visit the scene and take action as the causes of the incident emerge, a
government statement said.

The crash came six months after 49 were killed in a train collision in Alexandria.


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Tags: train, collision, crash, egypt

Location: El Beheira Governorate, Egypt