Figure two: train collision in the Egyptian port city on the outskirts of Alexander station
According to foreign media reports, local time 11 days, two passenger train collided in the Egyptian port city of Alexander Town, killing at least 36 people were killed, 123 injured. The Egyptian Ministry of Health says the death toll could rise further.
According to the Egyptian Railway Administration, when the accident occurred when a train from Cairo to Alexander, while another train is docked in the area east of the Alexander Kool Gegeshidze train station; the latter crashed into the rear of the former. At present, the cause of the accident is not clear, the authorities said on the specific circumstances of the investigation and analysis.
Figure: the authorities fear the death toll will rise further
It is reported that the authorities fear the death toll to rise further, the ambulance at the scene prepared to meet the challenge. Riot police also deployed to prevent onlookers near the scene.
According to reports, in recent years the country's rail system accidents, the low rate of security is to blame for decades of neglect of maintenance and management of equipment. Egypt's National Bureau of statistics released data show that last year alone, there were 1249 Egyptian train accidents in recent years, the accident most times of the year is 2009, a total of 1577. In 2006, two commuter train collided near Cairo, killing 51 people. The 11 day crash since 2006, Egypt's worst train accident.