Alexandria train collision

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Alexandria Train Collision
Details
Date11 August 2017
Time2:15 p.m. local time
(12:15 UTC)[1]
LocationAlexandria, Alexandria Governorate
CountryEgypt
LineCairo-Alexandria Line
OperatorEgyptian Railway Authority
Incident typeCollision
CauseUnder investigation
Statistics
Trains2
Deaths41
Injuries179

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. Archived from the original on 2017-08-11. 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.