Al Ayyat Railway Accident
An eleven car passenger train traveling from Cairo to Luxor caught fire when a gas cylinder exploded in the fifth car. The train, however, was not derailed, and the fire would spread as the train continued to run - with seven of its eleven carriages ablaze, hardly anything but cinders were left behind. Officials released an estimated death count of 383 Egyptian lives. Controversy would arise over the official release, with people saying each of the seven cars were carrying roughly double the maximum capacity of 150 passengers.