Passengers jump for their lives as wagons split in last train crash in Egypt
CAIRO: Alexandria governorate in northern Egypt witnessed a train crash at dawn on Sunday as cars pulled apart in the Abu Qir area before entering Al-Mamoura station, east of the governorate.
No one was killed or injured during the incident. The Egyptian National Railways Authority sent a technical team to the scene. The separate wagon was reinstalled by the crew, allowing the train to continue its journey. Service resumed within two hours.
According to a security source, the operations room of the governorate of Alexandria received information that a vehicle had been disconnected from the Cairo-Abu Qir train, just before reaching Al-Mamoura station.
Eyewitnesses shared videos of the separate car being reattached to the train on social media.
Train passenger Mona Essam said when the crash happened chaos occurred and passengers began to jump out of the train doors.
“We didn’t know what was going on until we learned that the train car had separated,” she said.
Egyptian media reported that ambulances arrived at the scene of the incident.
The country has recently experienced several train accidents, which have left dozens of people dead and injured.