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Train derailment kills 11 passengers in Egypt – Ministry

At least 11 people were killed and 98 others were injured in a train derailment on Sunday in the delta city of Toukh, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, Egypt‘s health ministry said.

A total of 60 ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the injured were transferred to three public hospitals, the ministry said in a statement.

The accident occurred after the derailment of four carriages of the train, coming from Cairo to the delta city of Mansoura, the Egyptian transport ministry said.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ordered the formation of a committee to present a report on the reasons for the accident.

An investigation into the accident is underway with the train driver and his assistant, as well as eight other officials from Toukh station, the prosecution said.

(NAN)

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