38 injured as passenger train derailed in Egypt

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38 injured as passenger train derailed in Egypt

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:25 PM, 28 February 2020  

Passenger train derailed in Egypt; Photo: Collected

Passenger train derailed in Egypt; Photo: Collected

At least 38 people were injured when a passenger train derailed in northern Egypt.

The accident happened on the railway line between Alexandria and Marsa Matruh city on Thursday, according to Reuters, citing the country’s health ministry. 

In a statement regarding the accident, Egypt’s rail authorities said the accident occurred when the passenger train suddenly derailed and overturned. However, none of them were seriously injured, all are being treated in hospital.

Train accidents often occur in Egypt due to poor maintenance. According to statistics from the country, there were 1,793 train accidents in the country in 2017.

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