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Egypt: Train crash leaves 28 dead, dozens injured in city of Alexandria

Egypt: Train crash leaves 28 dead, dozens injured in city of Alexandria

Two trains collided in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 28 people and injuring more than 55 others, two security sources and one medic said.

State news agency MENA said, the crash near the Khorshid station between Alexandria and Cairo route derailed the engine of one train and two cars of the other,

State newspaper al-Ahram said that 28 bodies had arrived at hospital morgues in Alexandria province.

It said that public prosecutor Nabil Sadek has ordered an urgent investigation into the cause of the crash.

The health ministry put its preliminary toll at 20 dead and 84 wounded.

Footage from the scene broadcast on state television showed dozens of people crowding around the damaged train cars, with dead bodies strewn on the ground.

 

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