Five wounded as freight train overturns north of Cairo

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Jun 2014

The train was carrying vehicles when it overturned in the Nile Delta governorate of Beheira

A policeman and four conscripts were injured on Monday when a railway goods train overturned north of Cairo, Ahram Arabic news website and Aswat MAsriya reported.

The engine and three carriages of the train, which was carrying vehicles, turned over near the town of Kafr Al-Dawwar in the Nile Delta's Beheira Governorate.

Train services from Cairo to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria have been interrupted as a result, Al-Ahram reported.

Cranes were to head to the accident site to lift the crashed train, Rashad Abdel-Aty, deputy head of Egypt's railway authority told Al-Ahram.

The Egyptian railway system is infamous for its poor safety record and frequent accidents due to outdated and poorly maintained equipment.

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