Tuesday,24 October, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1131, 17 - 23 January
Tuesday,24 October, 2017
Issue 1131, 17 - 23 January

Ahram Weekly

One tragedy after the other

LIKE a piece of paper torn to shreds, this is what was left of an iron and steel train carriage that derailed on Tuesday, hopped onto the opposite rail and smashed into another stationary wagon. The crash killed at least 19 conscripts and injured over 120 more.

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Al-Ahram Weekly

The tragedy was the latest in a series of catastrophes that Egyptians are waking up to with frightening frequency. The deadly incident comes less than two months after 51 school children were killed when their bus was hit by a train as it drove through a railway crossing. And just yesterday, at least 28 people were killed and 8 injured when a building collapsed in Alexandria. In Egypt these days, it seems hardly a day can go by without some sort of seismic event killing innocents.

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