At least 10 killed in fire at Cairo’s main train station: medical sources

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)

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