Update: Health Min. says 7 died, 24 injured in bus-train crash
Bus-train crash - YOUM7

CAIRO: The Health Ministry said that the Friday collision between a train and a school bus in Cairo-Ismailia desert road has left seven deaths so far, including children, and 24 injuries.

Ambulances were deployed at the accident site and transferred the injured, seven of whom are in critical conditions, to the International Medical Center.



The crash took place at Al-Shorouq City, north of Cairo when one of three buses, on a school trip, collided with a train heading from Suez to Cairo.

At the accident site, the Minister of Transportation Hany Dahy told Youm7 that the incident occurred when the bus crossed a railroad and not a crossing, adding that the way is not paved for cars to cross.

A teacher who was inside one of the three buses told Youm7 that there were no signs or guards to stop or warn the bus driver from passing.

Ambulance and security personnel found human remains for unidentified bodies; a search for more victims is still ongoing.




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