A locomotive collided with the back of Cairo-Alexandria train #1 on Tuesday, leading to two deaths and several injuries.
The collision happened on 9:30 am in Alexandria. The locomotive collided with the train, leading to the destruction of two vehicles.
Train accidents have been a common occurrence in Egypt, with some resulting in a large number of deaths and injuries.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered a rebuild of Egypt’s national rail system in which authorities will update the lines, add new lines, and increase overall safety.
The railway renovation is part of a larger ongoing transportation overhaul that includes new high-speed trains, additional metro lines, and road improvement projects.