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20/02/2002 El Ayyat railway accident

A passenger train with 11 carriages traveling from Cairo to Luxor caught aflame after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in the 5th carriage. The fire reduced 7 carriages almost to cinders. A reported number of victims was 383, however, important Egyptian figures commented on a number of about 1000 to be way more accurate.


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