Rear-end crash near Alexandria, Egypt, Aug 11 2017

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Rear-end crash near Alexandria, Egypt, Aug 11 2017

Postby bellstbarn » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:17 am

Apparently, one train was stopped at a station outside Alexandria when it was rear-ended by another passenger train. Many fatalities. One train was from Port Said, the other from Cairo. Was it near a junction of the routes from the two originating cities?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/11/world/egy ... index.html
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Re: Rear-end crash near Alexandria, Egypt, Aug 11 2017

Postby kato » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:50 pm

bellstbarn wrote:Was it near a junction of the routes from the two originating cities?

According to Al Jazeera the crash was near Korshid station (from the pictures somewhere southeast of it towards Kafr-el-Dawar). It's nowhere near a junction - offhand the routes run together at Tanta about 100 km before getting anywhere near Alexandria. The track takes a couple turns before Korshid which would limit visibility ahead.
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