News 12 august — 11:22

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

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Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens more, health officials say, BBC reports.

One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said when they hit head-on in the northern coastal city of Alexandria, local media report.

Emergency teams are at the scene. It is not yet known what caused the two trains to collide.

Deadly train accidents in Egypt are rare but not unheard of.

Footage broadcast on Egyptian state broadcaster Nile TV shows one of the trains partly keeled over in the crash, with emergency services transferring the injured to ambulances.

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