Dozens killed after two trains collide in Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria

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© AFP | Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-08-11

At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

The crash also injured 123 people, the ministry said in a statement.

Footage on the state broadcaster showed one train had partly keeled over in the crash, and medics were seen moving the dead and injured to ambulances.

Transport ministry officials, quoted on state television, said the crash was probably caused by a malfunction in one train that brought it to a halt on the rails. The other train then crashed into it.

One of them had…

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