Middle East

Nearly 100 people injured after train derails in Egypt

CAIRO (REUTERS) – Ninety-seven people were injured on Sunday (April 18) when a number of train carriages derailed in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement.

More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site and moved the injured to three hospitals in the province, it said.

Local media reports said some people had been killed in the accident.

At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in March when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440km south of Cairo.

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