Egypt: A hard-hitting collision occurred between two trains near Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria. Over 44 people killed and around 180 wounded in the mishap. The Egyptian cabinet also stated that the death toll may increase following clearing the debris of the two trains.
On Friday the deadly collision occurred following a train on its way to Alexandria from Cairo, hit the back of another train traveling from the Canal city of Port Said, which was waiting at a small station in the district of Khorshid, east of Alexandria.
The Egyptian Railways Authority also further stated that the area of the collision has been cordoned off by safety forces as a rescue squad is searching for survivors over the night and removing the debris off the tracks.
26-yr-old Iman Hamdy, a survivor of the mishap, conveyed that she was in the train traveling to Alexandria and noticed that it was already in a bad condition. Hamdy, who succeeded in escaping from the train window, told that she will never forget the huge number of wounded, mostly women and children, she saw at the mishap site.
Officials conveyed that the driver of the Cairo-Alexandria train has surrendered to police and has been transferred to El-Raml police station in Alexandria for investigation. Egypt’s prosecutor-general Nabil Sadiq has ordered an urgent examination into the collision to find the cause behind the crash.
President El-Sisi has expressed his condolences to the fatalities and ordered administration bodies to pursue up on growth from the deadly collision and recognize the reason of the mishap.