Thirteen people have been injured as two passenger trains collided amid bad weather conditions in Cairo yesterday, causing a brief suspension of rail services.
One train, traveling from Aswan, collided with the back of a second train, going from Sohag to Cairo, between Ramses also known as Misr Station, the main train station in Cairo and Imbaba train stations in the Rod El-Farag area.
Khaled Megahid, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health said seventeen ambulances were sent to the crash site.
All those wounded were hospitalized, but the injuries sustained were “minor bruises and scrapes” and not life-threatening, he said.
Megahid added that the injured were taken to the Nasser Institute Hospital in Shoubra in southern Cairo.
Egypt’s Transportation Minister Kamel Al-Wzeir visited the site of the crash and ordered an investigation into the incident.
After the accident, the Egyptian Railway Authority announced a nationwide suspension of railway movement due to the weather conditions.
The Cairo Metro announced a partial suspension yesterday over the weather, with no service from New Al-Merg station to the Martyrs station at Tahrir Square.