Bir el-Bey train collision

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from 2010 Bir El Bay train collision)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bir el-Bey train collision
Date24 September 2010
Time15:00 local time (14:00 UTC)
LocationBir el-Bey
CountryTunisia Tunisia
Type of incidentCollision
CauseReduced visibility from heavy rain storm
Statistics
Trains2
Deaths1[1]
Injuries57

The Bir el-Bey train collision occurred on 24 September 2010, at Bir el-Bey, Tunisia, when two trains collided with each other. One person reportedly died as a result of the accident, and 57 people were reported injured.[1][2]

Accident[edit]

A train coming from Tunisia's Sfax derailed and toppled over after being hit by the other train at the tail wagon at 3 p.m. local time (14:00 UTC) at Bir el-Bey train station.

Cause[edit]

The collision was caused by poor visibility, the result of a violent rainstorm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tunisia trains collide in storm
  2. ^ Train accident injures several in Tunisia
  3. ^ "Tunisia: rainstorm causes two trains to collide at Bir el Bey". Archived from the original on 2010-09-29. Retrieved 2010-10-02.

Coordinates: 36°42′36.84″N 10°22′44.04″E / 36.7102333°N 10.3789000°E / 36.7102333; 10.3789000