3 people killed in fall from train roof

Oct. 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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CAIRO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Three people died and at least 12 others were injured Saturday when they fell from the roof of a train as it switched tracks, the Egyptian Rail Authority said.

Passengers vandalized tracks in the area after the accident, disrupting rail service between Cairo and Zagazig in the Nile Delta, Egypt Independent reported.

The train headed to Qalyub in the Delta made the track change to let an express train pass, the authority said.

In another transportation crash Saturday in lower Egypt, 55 kindergarteners on a field trip were hurt when their bus overturned into a canal. Most of the children walked away with only cuts and bruises, but at least two were reported to be in serious condition.

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