11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

CHRISTINE THEODOROU
11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

Eleven people are dead and 98 are injured after a passenger train derailed in Banha, Egypt, on Sunday.

Video broadcast by local media showed several carriages overturned in the province of Qalyoubeya, about 18 miles north of Cairo.

PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Health Ministry officials said 14 people receiving treatment for minor injures have been discharged from the hospital.

PHOTO: Egyptian police officers stand guard at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
PHOTO: Egyptian police officers stand guard at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

The train was traveling from Cairo to al-Mansoura when it derailed.

PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

ABC News' Hatem Maher contributed to this report.

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