CAIRO: A passenger train derailed and collided with a pickup truck in El-Ayat Town in Giza late Friday night causing serious injuries, Youm7 reported.
The train was heading from Asyut to Cairo; it hit a truck crossing the tracks and pushed it 700 meters. The truck was completely destroyed, according to Youm7.
The injured passengers and the truck driver were reportedly transferred to the hospital for treatment. The number of injuries has yet not been determined.
The train was reportedly lifted in the early hours of Saturday, causing a traffic halt due to the damaged rails.
Additional reporting by Khaled Kamel