August 21, 2006

Egyptian trains collide, many casualties reported

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in the Nile Delta
north of the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday and there were
many casualties, police and health ministry sources said.

The accident took place about 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT)
near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of
Cairo, they said.

One of the trains derailed and overturned, one of the
health ministry sources said. Ambulances and rescue workers are
on the way to the site, the sources added.