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27 Feb 2020 | 03:48 PM UTC

Egypt: Dozens injured following train derailment along northern coast February 27

Train derailment on the Alexandria-Marsa Matruh line injures 38 people February 27; associated transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours



On Thursday, February 27, a passenger train traveling between Alexandria and Marsa Matruh derailed near Sidi Abdel Rahman. At least 38 people were injured after three carriages overturned. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.


Individuals in Alexandria and Marsa Matruh traveling by train are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.