Egyptian media reported that a train derailed in Damietta Governorate without causing any casualties.
According to Al-Watan newspaper (privately), the train (Mansoura-Damietta), today, Saturday, derailed in Kafr Saad, Damietta Governorate.
The newspaper stated that the investigation officers and the executive and security leaders moved to the place of the communication, and it was found that the 47th vehicle had left the train coming from Mansoura and heading to Kafr Saad, and that the reason for its departure from the tracks was a malfunction in the shunt.
The movement of trains has stopped due to the presence of the cabin and the train on the road, and the carriage is being raised to place it on the line again and continue the road.
A few days ago, the Maamoura train station (east of Alexandria) witnessed the detachment of the Abu Qir train car before entering the Maamoura beach station, and that spread panic and panic among the passengers.
The derailment accident is the fourth of its kind in a month.
On April 18, 23 people died and 139 others were injured, when a passenger train overturned, as its vehicles derailed near the Toukh station in Qalyubia Governorate (North).
On March 26, a passenger train collision in Sohag Governorate (south) resulted in the death of 32 people and the injury of 165.
Meanwhile, 15 people were injured when two train cars derailed in Sharkia Governorate (North), on April 15th.
In May 2018, the (official) Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics announced – in a statement – that the main cause of train collisions is the human factor. It accounted for 78.9%, followed by defects in vehicles and road conditions.