Badrashin railway accident

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Badrashin railway accident
Location of Giza Governorate in Egypt
Location of Giza Governorate in Egypt
Date 15 January 2013
Location Giza Governorate
Country Egypt
Rail line Sohag - Cairo
Operator Egyptian National Railways
Type of incident Derailment
Statistics
Trains 2
Passengers 1.300
Deaths 19
Injuries 120
Damage 2 Train

The Badrashin railway accident took place near Badrashin station in Giza, Egypt, on 15 January 2013. A train en route to Cairo from Sohag derailed, leaving at least 19 people dead and 120 injured.[1][2]

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi visited victims of the crash on 15 January, pledging to hold those responsible to account. Meanwhile, witnesses said the last carriage of the train jumped the tracks and crashed into another train parked nearby. The 12-carriage train was carrying more than 1,300 Egyptian soldiers, and according to reports, had to stop several times during the journey to fix an apparent technical problem.[3]

The same stretch of railroad was the site of a head-on collision that killed more than 40 people in 1992.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cairo train derailment leaves 19 dead". BBC News. 15 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Egypt Salvation Front holds officials responsible for Badrashin accident". Al-Ahram. 15 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Egypt's president visits army train crash survivors, pledges accountability". The Washington Post. 15 January 2013. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Fatemah Farag (28 February 2002). "One Way Ticket". Al Ahram. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2006.