Egyptian train hits school bus, 49 children killed
ASSIUT, Egypt -- Egyptian security officials say grieving families in the central province of Assiut have cut off roads and denied the prime minister access to the scene of a train accident that killed at least 49 kindergartners.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene said protesters used burning logs and cinder blocks to setup roadblocks, firing automatic rifles into the air and denouncing President Mohammed Morsi, Prime Minister Hesham Kandil and the provincial governor.
The interior minister however was able to reach the site, staying about 10 minutes before leaving under shouts and jeers from the crowd.
Crowds also shouted and jeered at Kandil upon his arrival at Assiut's main hospital, where wounded were being treated. Residents of the province are known to be heavily armed and many hold tribal alliances.
egypt, crash, national/world
- Fremont firefighters investigate three suspicious fires 36 min ago
- Investigators to speak with shot San Francisco officer 21 min ago
- Petaluma police searching for suspected drive-thru thief 27 min ago
- Wolff: Temporary baseball stadium for A's possible
- 6.9 earthquake rattles Northern California
- State senator to introduce utility security legislation 20 min ago
- Stolen EBMUD truck found in Castro Valley 8 min ago
- All lanes clear on I-80 in Vacaville after fatal crash
- Teenage boy killed trying to walk across Highway 85
- Tucson courting car maker Tesla for 6,500 jobs
- Gov. Brown booed by anti-fracking protesters
- Toddler uses FaceTime to save mom after dog attack
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Monday
- roundup: Surfer rescued; Fatal Oakland crash
- Campaign looks to end use of ?bossy? with...
5 min ago
- Investigators to speak with shot San...
21 min ago