Egypt Bus Crash Kills 50 Children

Hit by train in central Egypt


Fifty children aged four to six years old and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in central Egypt on Saturday, officials said.

The transport minister resigned in the wake of the crash near Manfalut, 350km (230 miles) south of Cairo.

The provincial governor said the man in charge of the crossing was asleep and had been arrested.

Egyptian roads and railways have a poor safety record.

An estimated 8,000 people die in car accidents each year in the country.

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2 responses to “Egypt Bus Crash Kills 50 Children

  1. 8000 that’s about 6000 to 7000 less than in Texas last year.

  2. “had” been arrested?

    I prefer the term “has” to imply it was post-event. “had” implies it occurred before the event.

    if he was arrested before the event, it sheds light on why he was asleep and why the event happened at all.

    distinguishing timeline SHOULD revolve around the accident, not the governor being informed of it.

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