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Rescuers search wreckage of Egyptian train crash

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Rescuers search wreckage of Egyptian train crash


It is feared more than ten people may have died as a result of a collision between a passenger train and a goods train in Egypt. At least a further 28 people have been injured in the accident which happened in a town 30 kilometres north of the capital, Cairo. Rescuers say two bodies were found in the wreckage of the trains while three others were thought to be trapped under an overturned carriage. No official reason has been given for the accident, but eyewitnesses claim the trains were travelling on the same track and collided head-on.

It is claimed the death toll would have been much higher had the passenger service not been virtually empty at the time of the collision. It is the second fatal rail crash in Egypt in the last two weeks. 58 died when two trains collided in the region of the Nile Delta on August 21.

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