February 27, 2019
CAIRO (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a fire broke out at the main train station in Egypt’s capital on Wednesday, two medical sources said.
A witness said there was a blast when a train rammed into a barrier at Ramses station in central Cairo, and he had seen charred bodies on the ground.
“I was standing on the platform and I saw the train speed into the barrier,” eyewitness Mina Ghaly told Reuters.
“Everyone started running but a lot of people died after the locomotive exploded.”
“I saw at least nine corpses lying on the ground, charred.”
(Reporting by Haitham Ahmed; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Kevin Liffey)