11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

Fourteen people injured have been discharged from the hospital.

April 18, 2021, 2:40 PM

Eleven people are dead and 98 are injured after a passenger train derailed in Banha, Egypt, on Sunday.

Video broadcast by local media showed several carriages overturned in the province of Qalyoubeya, about 18 miles north of Cairo.

PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Health Ministry officials said 14 people receiving treatment for minor injures have been discharged from the hospital.

PHOTO: Egyptian police officers stand guard at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
Egyptian police officers stand guard at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The train was traveling from Cairo to al-Mansoura when it derailed.

PHOTO: People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia north of Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

ABC News' Hatem Maher contributed to this report.

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