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Egypt: 55 injured in train mishap

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Egypt: The Egyptian Health Ministry informed, in an incident that took place in the province of Giza injured at least 55 people in a train derailment.

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Without informing about any details on the reasons for the derailment, the ministry went on to say that three carriages of the southbound train left the tracks in the town of Badrashin

The injured were taken to several nearby hospitals.

This is the first serious railway incident in Egypt since February, when 10 people died in an accident in the town of Kom Hamada, media reported.

Egypt’s worst-ever train tragedy was in 2002, when a fire broke out on a train traveling from Cairo to the southern city of Luxor, leaving 376 people dead.

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Rail accidents are frequent in Egypt due to the poor condition of tracks and rolling stock and to the lack of a modern system of signaling and traffic control.

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