A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, leaving at least 11 people dead and some 98 others injured, a Health Ministry official said, the latest in a string of rail accidents.
The derailment occurred when at least four of the train’s carriages went off the tracks shortly after its departure from a station in Qalyubia governorate en route to Mansoura, state media reported.
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Almost 60 ambulances rushed to the scene to transport the injured to local hospitals.
The incident was the third railway incident in Egypt in a month. In March, a crash in southern Egypt left 19 dead and sparked fresh calls for revamping the country’s aging railway infrastructure and a revision of safety protocols.