Egypt Train Crash Injures 15: Officials

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Reuters
An Egyptian train derailed in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday and 15 people were injured, security and medical officials said, denying early reports that passengers had died in the crash.

A train passes through the Egyptian Delta region, 50 kms north of the capital Cairo, in May 2012. A train derailed and crashed south of Cairo on Tuesday, leaving an unknown number of people dead and injured, an Egyptian security source said. An Egyptian train derailed in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday and 15 people were injured, security and medical officials said, denying early reports that passengers had died in the crash.

The train was travelling from southern Egypt towards Cairo when it derailed in the Giza neighborhood of Badrashin, two security officials in the area said.

"Three wagons of train number 990 came off the tracks without any loss of life... The injured received treatment in hospital and were able to leave," said Kamal el-Daly, head of Giza police investigations department.

Egyptians complain that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards on the country's railways, leading to a string of deadly accidents.