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3 killed, 26 injured in train derailment in Egypt

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3 killed, 26 injured in train derailment in Egypt

Three people have been killed in a train derailment occurred south of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, News24.com reports referring to head of national ambulance service, Ahmed al-Ansari.

Al-Ansari also said that 26 people were injured in the accident, which happened in the al-Ayat area, on the way toward the southern city of Aswan. According to the representatives of the Egyptian railway authorities, the first three cars of the train went off the tracks.

As a result of the derailment, train movement from Cairo to the southern provinces has been suspended.

The accident occurred in the period of the busiest travel times of the year in Egypt, ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

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