Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Crashed Train Was Speeding, in Poor Condition - Eyewitnesses

A military train carrying young recruits to an army camp has derailed in a suburb of Cairo. At least 19 people have been killed and more than a ... ( Resource: Many Dead in Egypt Military Train Crash

Eyewitnesses have told Mohamed Ghorab from South Giza prosecution that the train that crashed during the early hours of Tuesday was "speeding" while the carts were "in poor condition."

Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the accident, Ghorab told Aswat Masriya on Tuesday.

A train traveling from Upper Egypt to Cairo derailed on Tuesday morning, killing 19 conscripts and injuring 107, in yet another traffic tragedy.

At least 50 people, mostly children, were killed when a train crashed into a school bus in a city South of Cairo in November.

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