At least two people were killed and 30 others were injured in a train derailment incident in Tunisia that connected Sfax to the capital city of Tunis at the Masaken station, according to official Tunisian radio reports on Wednesday.
The causes of the accident have yet to be clarified by the Tunisian broadcaster, along with the precise number of injuries sustained.
In another separate incident, a collision occurred between a train coming from the capital Tunis and a light vehicle at the Gabes Corniche on last Monday evening. This accident resulted in seven individuals sustaining varying degrees of injuries, according to a source from the civil protection department.
Meanwhile, in the Tunisian province of Bizerte, a freight train loaded with quantities of durum wheat imported from Russia derailed last week. While there were no human casualties, the accident caused material damage to eight out of the total 21 wagons attached to the train. The train, which had originated from the commercial port of Bizerte, was carrying about 1400 tons of imported durum wheat bound for the Baja province.
These recent train accidents in Tunisia underscore the importance of stringent safety measures on the railway system. The incident involving the cargo train further highlights the potential economic implications of such accidents.