Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens, health officials say.

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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More than 80 people were injured in the crash, the country's health ministry said. All hospitals in the region have been placed on high alert.

In 2013, dozens of people were killed and when a train crashed into a minibus and other vehicles south of Cairo.

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