Two students die in railway crossing accident

Thursday 01-10-2015 01:41 PM
Two students die in railway crossing accident

People travel on an overcrowded train in Cairo November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany


CAIRO, Oct 1 (Aswat Masriya) - Two students were crushed under a train as they crossed railway tracks in Gharbiya, North of Cairo, on Thursday morning. 

A third student suffered serious injuries and was immediately moved to the hospital, the security director of Gharbiya said. 

A government report said that 60 percent of railroad accidents are because of the behavior of citizens, who, like these students were crossing at the wrong place. 

A deadly collision in Assiut in 2012 killed 51 people, mostly children, when a train hit a school bus, while in 2013, 30 people died when a minibus collided with a train just south of Cairo.

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