At least 20 dead, dozens more injured in Egypt train disaster
At least 20 people were killed and another 40 injured after a train crash at Cairo’s main railway station on Wednesday sparked a massive blaze, Egyptian security and medical sources said.
The inferno erupted after a train reportedly crashed into a steel barrier at Ramses station — a major transport hub in the heart of the Egyptian capital.
An official at Cairo’s Railroad hospital said that the death toll was expected to rise, while ambulances and rescue teams continued to work at the site of the disaster.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, on a visit to the scene of the crash, vowed that “any person found to be negligent will be held accountable and it will be severe.”
Egypt’s transport minister resigned in the wake of the deadly incident, a ministry official confirmed.
“Transport Minister Hisham Arafat submitted his resignation … and the prime minister accepted,” the cabinet said in a statement.