April 16, 1995 in Nation/World

Express Train Hits Bus, Killing 42, Injuring 45

Compiled From Wire Services
 

An express train plowed into a crowded bus Saturday in the Nile Delta region, killing 42 people and injuring 45 others.

The bus carried about 90 workers heading to a textile factory when it was struck about 7 a.m. at a rural rail crossing near Quwesna, 36 miles north of Cairo.

There were conflicting reports on whether the bus driver was mistakenly waved through the crossing by a guard or ignored alarm bells. Wreckage from the bus was strewn for 200 yards along the path next to the tracks.

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