Accounts of the Cairo-Luxor train fire and disaster of 20 February 2002, described as the worst railway calamity in Egyptian history, and perhaps world history as well.
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Minister Resigns over Egypt Train Fire
Announces that Egypt President Hosni Mubarak has accepted the resignations of Transport Minister Ibrahim al-Demeri and head of the country's railway authority, Ahmed al-Sherif, after the country's worst rail disaster; from BBC News, Friday, 22 February 2002
Succinct compilation of major railroad accidents, which puts the Egyptian disaster of 20 February 2002 into context of other such incidents dating back to 1831; from FactMonster (Information Please).
Seeking Answers in Egypt Train Fire
Report dated February 21, 2002, provides early information on the investigation into causes of the Egyptian train inferno of the previous day; from CBSNews.com.
Train Fire That Killed 370 Puts Egypt's Malaise in Spotlight
Political and social commentary on issues raised by the train disaster; by Alan Cowell, in The New York Times.
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