Trains crash in Egypt

This item appears on page 17 of the October 2017 issue.

A passenger train struck another passenger train head-on in Alexandria, Egypt, on Aug. 11, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120. One train was traveling from Port Said, the other from Cairo. At the time of the accident, one of the trains had stopped due to a malfunction. The cause of the accident was still being investigated as of press time but had been described as “human error.”