The train collision accident in Upper Egypt- Youm7/Mahmoud Maqboul
CAIRO - 15 April 2021: Fifteen people were injured after a train derailed on Wednesday evening in Menya el Qameh town, Sharqiya governoarte, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced in a statement.
The train, which was bound from Cairo to Mansoura town, stopped near Menya el Qameh town after two railcars derailed off the track.
All injured people left the hospital after receiving treatment, the ministry said, adding that the injured people suffered from fractures and bruises.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Railways Authority said that the train was lifted and then the train traffic resumed.
The prosecution opened an investigation to know the reasons for the accident.
The accident occurred three weeks after a two-train collision took place in Tahta of Sohag, Upper Egypt, leaving 20 people killed and 199 others injured.
Egypt’s Public Prosecution revealed that drivers and co-drivers of the two trains that collided on March 26, 2021, in Sohag are responsible for the accident.
The investigations showed that the two trains’ drivers, assistants, and signaling tower employees are involved in the accident, which resulted in financial casualties estimated at more than LE 25.8 million.