Charges over Egypt train crash

Three men charged with involuntary manslaughter over collision that left 18 dead.

    Saturday's crash south of Cairo left 18 people dead and injured dozens more [AFP]

    The collision badly damaged the front carriages of the second train and crushed the rear carriages of the stationary train.

    Egypt's rail network has a poor safety record and has been hit by a series of fatal accidents, usually blamed on poorly maintained equipment.

    The country's worst railway disaster took place in February 2002 when a train heading to southern Egypt caught fire, killing 363 people.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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