March 6, 2015 / 12:12 PM / in 2 years

Train-bus crash in Egypt kills at least seven: health ministry

People look at the wreckage of a school bus which crashed with a train northeast of Cairo March 6, 2015.Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO (Reuters) - A crash between a train and a bus carrying school children northeast of Cairo killed at least seven people and injured 24 on Friday, the health ministry said.

Two buses had crossed a railway line at what the railway authority described as an unauthorized crossing, but then a third was hit by a train, the Al Ahram newspaper reported. The train was not damaged and continued its journey.

Egypt's roads and railways have a poor safety record and Egyptians have long complained that governments have failed to enforce basic safeguards.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy and Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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