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Another passenger train derails in Egypt. 100 injured

A passenger train on Sunday in north of Cairo had derailed from the track, harming around 100 individuals, Egyptian officials said. It was the most recent of a few rail mishaps to hit the country lately.

Four train coaches ran off the rail line at the city of Banha in Qalyubia area, only north of Cairo, said a statement by the rrail line authority. Recordings via online media purportedly showed coaches toppled and travellers getting away to safety along the rail route.

As per a statement the train was travelling to Nile Delta city of Mansoura from the Egyptian capital.

In the incident over 97 people were injured and 60 ambulances were sent at the spot. The injureds were immeditaly taken to the nearby hospitals, said the health ministry.

However, it is still not clear what caused the trail to derail. But a high class probe is going on in the matter.

A week ago, about 15 individuals were injured when train carriages derailed in the Nile Delta territory of Sharqia.

Sunday’s train mishap came three weeks after two passenger trains crashed in the area of Sohag, killing at at least 18 individuals and harming 200 others, including children.

Investigators said they tracked down that gross carelessness by railroad workers was behind the dangerous March 25 accident, which caused public outcry all over the country.

Train wrecks and accidents are regular in Egypt, where the rail line framework has a past filled with badly maintained equipment and mismanagement.

The government says it has dispatched a wide redesign and modernization activity. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said in March 2018 that the government needs around 250 billion Egyptian pounds, or USD 14.1 billion, to update the overview rail framework.

Many train mishaps are reported consistently every year. In February 2019 an automated train pummeled into a boundary inside Cairo’s main Ramses railway station, causing an immense blast and a fire that slaughtered in at least 25 individuals. That crash provoked the then-transportation clergyman to resign .

Egypt’s deadliest train crash was in 2002, when more than 300 individuals were slaughtered after a fire broke out in a short-term train travelling from Cairo to southern Egypt.

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