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Train crash at Cairo Station, 20+ dead from loco fuel tank explosion.

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Old 27th February 2019, 11:33
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Train crash at Cairo Station, 20+ dead from loco fuel tank explosion.

An Egyptian state TV station reported Wednesday that at least 20 people were killed and more than 40 injured when a major fire erupted at the main train station in Cairo.

Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, said the death toll is expected to rise.

The fire is said to have been triggered by a fuel tank explosion on a speeding train headed into the Ramsis station in downtown Cairo.

"I was standing on the platform and I saw the train speed into the barrier,” eyewitness Mina Ghaly told Reuters. “Everyone started running but a lot of people died after the locomotive exploded. I saw at least nine corpses lying on the ground, charred.”

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Terrible.

A couple more pictures here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47384443
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Yes, terrible.
There have been a couple of nasty train prangs in Egypt in recent times.
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Cairo station fire: Train driver 'left brakes off'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47401140
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