Express Train Hits Bus, Killing 42, Injuring 45
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.