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36 dead as trains collided in Egypt


A TRAIN crash in Egypt has left 25 people dead and 65 others injured, according to officials.

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Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? In 2016, a train derailed in south of Cairo, killing five people, and injuring 27 people in the al-Ayat area.

Local media earlier reported, citing medical sources, that at least 36 people were killed and over 120 were injured.

One of the trains was travelling from Port Said and the other from Cairo, Ahram Online said, before they crashed head-on.

2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

Assistant health minister Sharif Wadi told state television that most of the injured had been taken to hospital.

The Egyptian Railways Authority said a train traveling to Alexandria from Cairo, Egypt's capital, hit the back end of another train, which was waiting at a small station in the district of Khorshid, just east of Alexandria.

Train accidents are common in Egypt. The train sped for miles, with flames engulfing one carriage after another, killing more than 370 people. In 2012, a school bus collided with a train at a rail crossing.

Egyptians have long complained that successive governments failed to enforce basic safeguards for the railways, leading to a string of fatal crashes.

Egypt has experienced other major train tragedies in the past, including a derailment which killed 19 people in Badr Rashin in Giza in 2013.

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