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Another runaway train, Cairo, Egypt

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Rather confused reports of a runaway train ? locomotive in Cairo station, Egypt.

Photos show a diesel loco, the reports call it a rail car.

Loco hit buffer stop, fuel tank burst, fuel caught fire, at least 25 dead.

Further  accurate info. would be welcomed.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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katoftw

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cteno4

Just saw a report on nhk. Apparently the driver got into a fight with another employee and stepped off the train w.o brake on and it took off and was on a down hill slope to boot...

 

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Initial reporting of this incident lousy,  locomotives reported as rail cars, drivers reported as conductors, although that my be their title in Egypt.

The  smash occurred in Cairo's main station, but there must be a down grade into the platforms for the un-braked loco to run away.

Not even sure if there were carriages involved as well as the loco.

The casualties seem to have been amongst people on the platform.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne,

Where at the moment it's 36 Deg.C. perhaps not Cairo, but damned hot!

 

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ben_issacs

katoftw.

Just put into Googly 'Egypt Cairo train crash'

Bill,

Melbourne.

 

 

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Does anyone know at which Cairo station this crash occurred,  I believe that there are three of them.

Regards,

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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ben_issacs

olks, 

The Cairo station involved in this smash is Ramses.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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