August 21, 2006

Egyptian train collision kills 20

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at
least 20 people and injured 131 on Monday in a Nile Delta town
north of Cairo, Egypt's state MENA news agency said.

About 25 ambulances rushed to the crash site, along with
1,000 people anxious for news of relatives who may have been
injured or killed, a witness said, adding that damage to the
trains was extensive.

The accident took place at about 7.30 a.m. local time near
the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo,
MENA said.

One train collided into the rear of another, causing one of
them to derail and overturn.

The last major train accident in the country was in
February, when 17 people were injured.