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Friday, July 31, 2009

Alexandria Train Wreck

I'm not trying to call attention to disasters, but a blogger based in Egypt has some firsthand photos of a train wreck inside the Alexandria main train station. Apparently no fatalities as the train was supposedly empty, though the engine apparently was destroyed which may mean the crew are in question, but dramatic pictures; earlier there had been some speculation of a major disaster: "hundreds feared dead." I haven't yet seen an official report.

UPDATE: For more see the links in the comment.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

The online Egyptian newspaper Youm7 published an article about the accident yesterday. I also updated my post about it.