Egypt: 11 dead, 98 injured after train derails near Cairo

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    Eleven people were killed and 98 injured in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalyubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The accident happened on Sunday after four carriages of the train, travelling from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed, the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation said.

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