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2006-08-21 14:30:09

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A train crash killed 58 people and injured scores more in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo on Monday in Egypt's worst rail disaster in four years. An investigation was underway after a train driver apparently ignored a signal and one commuter train plowed into the rear of another early on Monday, state news agency MENA said. Egyptian media reported that the head of the state railway authority, Hanafi Abdel-Qawi, was fired over the...

2006-08-21 06:34:05

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A train crash killed and injured dozens of people in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo on Monday in Egypt's worst rail disaster for four years. Casualty figures varied widely. Egypt's health minister put the toll at 58 dead and 143 injured. A security source had earlier said up to 80 had died. An investigation was under way. State news agency MENA said the accident happened early in the morning when a train driver apparently ignored a...

2006-08-21 05:01:31

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A train crash killed scores of people and injured more than twice as many on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, in the worst rail disaster in Egypt since 2002. Early casualty figures varied widely. A security source said 80 people had died and 163 were injured, while the state news agency MENA said 51 people were killed, and the pan-Arab Al Jazeera satellite television news reported 65 dead. There was no formal word on the...

2006-08-21 03:26:08

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - Two Egyptian trains collided on Monday, killing up to 80 people and injuring twice that number in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, a security source said. Early casualty figures varied widely. The official news agency MENA said between 20 and 26 had died, whilst pan-Arab Al Jazeera satellite television news reported 65 dead. MENA said one of the drivers ignored railway traffic signals, and one train rammed into the rear of the other in...

2006-08-21 02:50:08

By Amr Abdallah QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed 80 people and injured 131 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, a security source said, in Egypt's worst rail disaster since 2002. About 25 ambulances rushed to the crash site, along with hundreds of bystanders and relatives anxious for news of passengers who might have been killed or injured, a witness said, adding that damage to the trains was extensive. The accident took place at about 7.30...


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