CAIRO: Two were killed after a truck collided with a locomotive at a level crossing in Menoufia, the Delta Tuesday in a series of train accidents in the past days, Youm7 reported.
The truck driver and a passenger were killed in the accident. The truck was loaded with sand, and the locomotive was heading from Menouf city to Cairo, according to Youm7.
Train movement from Menoufia to Cairo has been halted. A number of similar accidents have occurred in recent years with a high death toll due to vehicles attempting to cross the railway from illegal crossings, or because of level crossings not functioning properly.
On Sunday, seven were killed and four injured when a train collided with a mini-truck in Giza’s town of Ayyat Sunday at an attended, official level crossing, Giza Security Director Ahmed Hegazy told Youm7.
On Saturday, three people were injured after a train hit the front of a car with bad brakes at a level crossing in Minya, Upper Egypt.
In March 2015, a train collided with a school bus in Cairo-Ismailia desert road, leaving seven deaths, including children. The police stated they would crack down on illegal crossings, as the bus had attempted to cross an unofficial crossing.