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This is the Third Major Train Accident to Occur in Egypt in Less than a Month

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At least 11 people were killed and 98 injured when a train went off the tracks near the city of Toukh, north of Cairo on Sunday. More than 50 ambulances were dispatched by the Ministry of Health to rescue the injured from the crash. The Egyptian Railways Authority said it was still investigating why the train, which was heading from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed. Video posted on social media showed the victims and the injured passengers scattered along the railway line, next to the overturned train cars. Sounds of distress could also be heard. Train movement has stopped in the East Delta. This is the third major train accident to occur in Egypt in less than a month. At least 32 people were killed and 165 injured last month after two trains collided in the Tahta district of the Upper Egypt governorate of Sohag.

SOURCE: CNN

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