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Report on Egyptian Schoolbus-Train Crash

Report on Egyptian Schoolbus-Train Crash

What: Train crash Where: Assiut, Egypt When: Nov 17, 2012 Who: 51 fatalities Why: After the crossing barrier failed to close, a train hit a schoolbus in the Manfalout area of Assiut. None of the 1725 railroad crossings in development by the railway authority have any development projects. Crossings use iron chains for barriers. There [...]

Speeding Egyptian Train hits Schoolbus

Speeding Egyptian Train hits Schoolbus

What: school bus Where: al-Mandara Village, Southern Egypt When: Nov 16, 2012 Who: 49 fatalities Why: More than fifty children were aboard the bus that was struck by a train. Forty-nine four to six year olds were killed in the crash as their bus was crossing tracks near a village in Manfaloot district. The train pushed the bus [...]

Cairo Train rearended

Cairo Train rearended

What: Cairo from from southern Egypt towards Cairo Where: Fayyoum When: Nov 10, 2012, 6 pm Who: 4 fatalities, 42 injuries Why: Four people were killed and 32 injured when two trains collided in South Egypt. One speeding train drove into another train going slower on the same tracks. 19 received first aid treatment and were [...]

Imbalanced Bus in Egypt, Crash Kills 11 Hungarian Tourists

Imbalanced Bus in Egypt, Crash Kills 11 Hungarian Tourists

What: Tourbus Crash Where: Red Sea resort town in southeastern Egypt When: Nov. 6, 2011 Who: 29 injured, 11 fatalities Why: A bus carrying 27 Hungarian tourists crashed in Hurghada and killed 11 of them. Four of the injured are children. The driver is said to have been speeding at the time of the accident, and the bus flipped over at a [...]

Freak Funeral Bus Disaster Kills—14 Mourners Drown in the Nile

Freak Funeral Bus Disaster Kills—14 Mourners Drown in the Nile

What: Minibus on ferry from Ashmant Where: Nile river When: April 29, 2011 Who: 14 fatalities, 20 survivors, 3 injuries Why: A mourning group was crossing the Nile for a funeral when their bus fell into the Nile from the ferry; there were twenty survivors, three of whom were injured, and fourteen fatalities. The owner of the ferry Salah [...]

Egypt Bus Lost to Flood; Hero Dies Saving 20 survivors

Egypt Bus Lost to Flood; Hero Dies Saving 20 survivors

What: Assoit school Bus Where: 200km south of Cairo, in Minya Egypt When: Dec 30, 2010 Who: 77 aboard, 15 fatalities including 8 girls under 14 Why: While en route back to Assiut after an outing in Minya, a school bus overturned in a rain-flooded valley. 43 girls were rescued from flood waters. 11 bodies have been recovered; one girl is [...]

Egyptian Tour Bus Injures 21, Kills 8

Egyptian Tour Bus Injures 21, Kills 8

What: Tourbus en route from Aswan to the Egyptian Abu Simbel temples Where: 18.6 miles from Aswan, Egypt When: Sunday Dec 26, 2010 Who: 37 tourists: 8 killed, 21 injured, driver and guide injured Why: While en route before sunrise, a tour bus carrying 37 tourists struck a parked dump truck loaded with sand near Aswan Egypt, shearing off the [...]

Bus Crashes in Egypt

Bus Crashes in Egypt

What: Bus driving overnight en route to Cairo Where: 120 kilometers from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada on the Gulf of Suez coast When: November 20, 2010 Who: 9 tourists killed, 39 injured (22 of them seriously) Why: Six tourists died on the scene and three in the hospital when the bus driver Ali Haridi lost control at high speed on a [...]

Egypt: Train Accidents on the Rise

In Egypt, train-related accidents are on the increase. There is a 22% increase in 2009, 1,577 train accidents. 62 people were killed and 155 injured. In 2009 after he took full responsibility for the Al-Ayyat train crash, Minister of Transportation Mohamed Lotfy Mansour resigned.

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