Train hits woman in Nile Delta's Mansoura

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Local residents block tracks in Mansoura after train strikes woman, leaving her in critical condition

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File photo of one of Egypt's train accident tragedies (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)

A woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a train in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura.

The woman was walking across the tracks on Thursday morning when the train struck her.

She has been transferred to a local hospital.

Hundreds of local residents blocked the tracks in protest at the accident.

Egypt has been hit by a spate of train accidents in recent days. A train hit a taxi on the track in the Ard El-Lawa neighborhood of Giza on Wednesday, killing four.

On Monday, a train derailed in the Giza suburb of Badrashin, killing 19 and injuring 120.

The 12-carriage train, which was carrying 1328 conscripts, was en route to Cairo from Upper Egypt when one of its cars - carrying around 200 soldiers - derailed, hitting a goods train parked outside a storage depot.

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