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Train collision in Egypt leaves dozens dead

11 August 2017

Dr. Khalid Mujahid، a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population، said that the collision of two passenger trains in Alexandria left 28 dead and 88 injured so far.

Footage from the scene showed dozens of people crowding around the damaged train cars, with bodies on the ground.

The head of the ambulance service in the city's western sector, Dr Mohamed Abu Homs, said the collision took place in the western suburb of Khorshid.

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It is not yet known what caused the two trains to collide.

One train had been travelling from the capital Cairo, the other from Port Said.

The Public Prosecution Office ordered an investigation into Friday's incident in Alexandria, the state-run Ahram Gate reported.

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It is the deadliest train accident in the North African country since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.

The worst rail disaster was in 2002 when a train heading to southern Egypt caught fire, killing more than 360 people.

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Train collision in Egypt leaves dozens dead