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Egyptian Train Cars Derail, Catch Fire on Cairo Outskirts

July 17, 2012

A train coming from southern Egypt derailed on the outskirts of Cairo, leaving at least four injured, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. Ameen Abdel-Monein, the head of the Giza security directorate’s media division, earlier said by phone that 11 had been injured.

Abdel-Moneim said five of the train’s cars derailed and a fire broke out following the incident. Al-Jazeera reported earlier that two trains had collided.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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