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12 injured in a train accident at Egypt's Nile Delta governorate in Menoufiya

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Sep 2018
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A train derailed on Sunday in Egypt's Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya leaving at least 12 injured (Photo: Ahram Arbic Gate)
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A train derailed on Sunday in Egypt's Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya leaving at least 12 injured, spokesperson to the health ministry Khaled Megahed said. 

The train derailed in Shebin Al-Koum railway station at the Menoufiya governorate. 

Megahed said that 15 ambulances were sent immediately to the station to help all passengers and transport them to the Shebin Al-Koum hospital. 

The Health ministry spokesperson said that the injuries are not serious and that they are ranging from fractures and bruises in different places in the body.

He also stressed that all of injured are receiving the necessary treatment and care. 

Egypt's railway system is notorious for its poor safety record, mostly blamed on lack of maintenance and poor management. Successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety measures for the network.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had highlighted the need to upgrade the railway network to prevent deadly accidents, saying last year the system needs EGP 180 billion (approx. $10 billion) to be modernised.

In July, a train on its way from Cairo to Qena derailed leaving at least 55 injured with no fatalities. 

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