Egypt train collision toll rises to 41
Cairo, Aug 12 (IANS) The death toll in a collision between two passenger trains in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 41, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.
Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahid told the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper that at least 132 people were injured in Friday’s crash. Out of them, 12 were in serious condition.
However state television reported that 49 people had died in the train collision.
The accident occurred when a passenger train coming from Cairo to Alexandria rammed into the back of a train covering the Port Said-Alexandria route near the Khorshid station.
The Transport Ministry said railway traffic resumed on Saturday after the crushed train carriages were lifted off the tracks.