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College student killed after trying to climb onto a moving train in Egypt

Tuesday 18/December/2018 - 04:28 PM
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Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Social media users circulated a shocking video of a female dental college student killed after she was dragged under a moving train in Egypt, as she tried to ride train boarding “Ismailia-Al Qanater Al Khayreyah”.

The tragic video shows the girl trying to climb onto the train as it staring to move from the station.

She fell between the train sidewalks and wheels and trampling down، amid the passengers' panic.

The social media users warned others from trying to repeat the girl’s action.

Noteworthy، many of the worst train accidents in history occurred in the early 20th and 21st centuries، a testament to the march of technology and the importance of railway safety، according to railway technology website.

The causes behind most of these disasters could be nailed down to brake failures، derailments or accidental fires. Railway-technology.com lists the 10 worst train accidents in the world.

One of the world’s train disasters had occurred in Egypt.

The train disaster occurred near Al Ayyat، 46 miles away from Cairo، Egypt، in February 2002 causing the death of 383 people.

The passenger train travelling between Cairo and Luxor was overloaded with people in its 11 carriages.

A cooking gas cylinder explosion in the fifth carriage creating a fire that spread to seven carriages.

The burning train travelled for four miles due to lack of communication between the driver and the rear carriages، and finally stopped near Al-Ayyat.

Many of the passengers that jumped from the train did not survive.

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