Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Posted at 5:09 PM, Apr 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-18 17:09:13-04

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say a passenger train accident north of Cairo has killed at least 11 people.

Railway authorities say that at least four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia province on Sunday.

The Health Ministry says in a statement that at least 98 others were injured.

Videos on social media showed wagons overturned and passengers escaping to safety along the railway.

The train was travelling to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura from the Egyptian capital.

It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.