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Global News published this video item, entitled “Train derails in Egypt, injuring nearly 100 people” – below is their description.
Ninety-seven people were injured on Sunday when four train carriages derailed in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement.
Two security sources and local media reported that several people had been killed in the accident, but there was no official confirmation.
Officials did not respond immediately to requests for comment.
The train was heading from and derailed at 1.54 p.m. local time (11:54 GMT), about 40 kilometres north of Cairo, Egyptian National Railways said in a short statement.
The cause of the accident is being investigated, it added.
More than 50 ambulances took the injured to three hospitals in the province, the health ministry said.
The derailing is the latest of several recent railway crashes in Egypt. At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in March when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440 km (275 miles) south of Cairo.
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