At least 19 dead, scores injured in Egypt train crash

At least 19 dead, scores injured in Egypt train crash

At least 19 dead, scores injured in Egypt train crash

Egyptian state media say 19 people have been killed and 107 more wounded as two cars of a passenger train derailed outside Cairo.

­Health Ministry officials said the injured were already in hospitals near the accident site, in the Badrasheen neighborhood of Giza.

A security official speaking anonymously told Ahram Online that many of the wounded were in critical condition.

The train is said to have been carrying army recruits when it crashed.

President Mohamed Morsi named a new transportation minister just this month after the post was vacated following a November train accident that killed 49 kindergarteners.