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Train crash in Egypt kills 36, injures more than 100

By Oneindia Staff Writer

At least 36 people have been killed and more then 100 injured after two trains crashed head-on in Egypt. Images from the crash site show one of the trains partly keeled over after it was derailed from the track.

Train crash kills 36 in Egypt. PTI file photo

The accident occurred in the coastal city of Alexandria, with one train from Port and another from Cairo colliding head-on on the tracks.

According to the sources a railroad switching error was the most likely cause of the collision.

State newspaper al-Ahram said 36 bodies had arrived at hospital morgues in Alexandria province. Public prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered an urgent investigation, it said.

A medical official told state TV some wounded people were still stuck in the trains, reports Reuters.

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

Alexandria has become popular with tourists who flock there for its cosmopolitan vibe and sandy beaches.

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