Alexandria train collision

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Alexandria Train Collision
Date 11 August 2017
Time 2:15 p.m. local time
(12:15 UTC)[1]
Location Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate
Country Egypt
Rail line Cairo-Alexandria Line
Operator Egyptian Railway Authority
Type of incident Collision
Cause Under investigation
Statistics
Trains 2
Deaths 41
Injuries 179

The Alexandria train collision occurred on 11 August 2017 near Khorshid station in the suburbs of the eastern edge of Alexandria, Egypt.

Crash[edit]

Two trains – one traveling from Port Said and the other from Cairo – crashed one into the rear of the other at 2:15 pm local time, killing at least 41 people and injuring another 179.[2][3][4]

Reactions[edit]

On 11 August, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expressed his condolences for the victims and ordered government bodies to form an investigative task force to identify the cause of the accident and hold those responsible to account.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens". BBC News. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Egypt train crash kills dozens, injures more than 100 people". Yahoo News. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Train collision in northern Egypt kills at least 36". ABC News. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision". Al Jazeera. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Alexandria-Cairo train traffic resumes after deadly collision". Ahram Online. 12 August 2017.