Eight killed in Egypt in vehicle train crash

The train station in the southern Egyptian city of Aswan pictured on April 7, 2014

Cairo (AFP) – Eight people were killed in southern Egypt when a vehicle crashed into a passing train on Saturday, a health ministry official said.

Eight people were also injured in the accident in Aswan province, Ehab Hanafy said.

He said the driver of vehicle, which was transporting passengers for a fare, lost control and drove into the train as it was passing, crashing into its side.

It was not immediately clear whether the vehicle was a microbus or an old sedan fitted out to carry more passengers.

Such accidents are common in Egypt. In March 2015, seven people were killed when a school bus and a train collided near Cairo.


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