At least 16 people killed in Egyptian train crash
CAIRO - At least 16 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the health ministry said.
Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the official news agency MENA said, citing the provincial security director.
Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety measures for the railways.
A string of crashes have further inflamed public anger over the antiquated transport network.
A collision in August killed 42 people and injured more than 100 people.