April 21 2021 Egypt’s official pyramid online website reported on the evening of the 20th that a train derailment in Egypt has killed 23 people.
On April 18, a passenger train traveling from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the northern city of Mansoura derailed. Egypt’s Ministry of Health said in a statement the same day, the accident killed at least 11 people were killed and 98 injured.
Egyptian prosecutors have approved the arrest of 23 people responsible, including the train driver and his assistant, a maintenance worker and an engineer, to further investigate the accident, the report said. Preliminary investigation results show that speeding, high temperature caused by rail deformation is the main cause of the accident.
Egypt has a high incidence of railway accidents due to old railway infrastructure and poor management. At least 19 people were killed and 200 injured when two passenger trains collided in Egypt’s southern province of Sohaj on March 26.