19 killed, over 100 injured in military train crash in Egypt

Wednesday 16 January 2013 00.08
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People inspect the wreckage of the train in the Giza in Badrashin, about 40km south of Cairo
People inspect the wreckage of the train in the Giza in Badrashin, about 40km south of Cairo
The train was carrying conscripts to the Egyptian army
The train was carrying conscripts to the Egyptian army
The train was travelling from Upper Egypt to Cairo when it derailed
The train was travelling from Upper Egypt to Cairo when it derailed
19 people died and 107 were injured in the crash
19 people died and 107 were injured in the crash
Egyptian workers remove the wreckage of the train
Egyptian workers remove the wreckage of the train

A military train carrying young recruits to an army camp derailed in Egypt, killing 19 people and injuring 107.

The train was travelling from Upper Egypt to Cairo when it derailed in the Giza neighbourhood of Badrashin.

Over 60 ambulances attended the scene to move the dead and injured to hospitals.

Egypt's roads and railways have a poor safety record.

Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce even basic safeguards, leading to a string of deadly crashes.

In November, at least 50 people, mostly children, were killed when a train slammed into a school bus at a rail crossing south of Cairo.