Disasters & Accidents

95 injured in train collision in Tunisia

Tunis, Mar 21 (EFE).- A total of 95 people on Monday were injured in a collision between two trains in the Tunisian capital, Civil Protection spokesman Moez Triaa said.

The accident took place near Tunis’ central station between two passenger trains, one of which was carrying no passengers on board, according to preliminary investigations.

Most of the wounded sustained minor injuries except for one of the drivers, and were moved to nearby hospitals, the source added.

The 23 long-distance-lines, 2,000-km-long Tunisian railway network registers a hundred accidents every year, mostly at intersections, due to technical errors and a fleet of aged trains. EFE


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