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Gary R. Bunt

Cairo Crash Tweets

Al-Monitor, Deadly Cairo train crash brings to surface anger, discontent in Egypt

The recent terrible train disaster in Cairo has been trending on Twitter and other social media:

"Anger quickly grew in Egypt, including on social media platforms, where many users questioned why such an accident could occur at the country’s busiest transport hub in rush hour, especially after other recent deadly incidents.

"Shortly after the crash, various hashtags were trending on Twitter with users expressing outrage at the government’s perceived neglect of the public infrastructure and broader discontent at the political and social situation in Egypt.

"One Twitter user wrote, “Accidents such as yesterday’s hint to state failure.”"

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