08 May 2021,   01:41
At least 11 killed and close to 100 injured in train crash close to Cairo, Egypt

At least 11 people have been killed and 10 railway officials arrested after a passenger train derailed north of Cairo, according to Egyptian authorities, writes Euronews.

Close to 100 people were injured in the incident on Sunday after four train wagons ran off the rails in the city of Banha, just outside Cairo.

The Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement that besides the dead, at least 98 people were injured, with most of them suffering from broken bones, cuts and bruises.

Some 58 were sent to the scene and the injured were taken to Banha University Hospital.

Images and videos posted on social media showed wagons overturned and passengers escaping to safety along the railway. Salvage teams could be seen searching for survivors and removing the derailed wagons.