13 injured as trains collide in Cairo

Thirteen people were injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday in the Egyptian capital, the health ministry said.

It said the casualties of the crash involving passengers from Upper Egypt were ferried to Cairo hospitals, as rail authorities announced the suspension of services.

The signals tower was not functioning because of bad weather conditions, the rail services said, leading to one train crashing into the other which was stationary.

The government had declared Thursday a holiday because of heavy rains and strong winds.

Source: Jordan News Agency