At least 15 killed as Egypt trains collide

Author: AFPWed, 2018-02-28 15:21ID: 1519821187575103300CAIRO, Egypt: At least 15 people were killed and 15 wounded Wednesday as two trains collided in Egypt, the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the North African country’s railways, the official Egyptian news agency reported citing transport ministry spokesperson said.
The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in the northern province of Behaira, it said in a statement.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but it comes months after 41 people died in a train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria last August.
That was the deadliest train accident in Egypt since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.
In 2002, 373 people died when a fire ripped through a crowded train, also south of the capital.
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