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28 killed in Egypt train crash, 80 injured

Two trains, one travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said, collided today

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Authorities have now announced that up to 36 people have been killed and over 100 were injured in the collision.

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Some 28 people have been killed in Alexandria, Egypt, today after two trains collided in the city, according to a statement by the health ministry.

A further 80 people were injured in the crash.

One of the trains was travelling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said.

An investigation into the crash has been ordered by the Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadiq.

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

There was no immediate information on what caused the collision and casulty figures are expected to rise.

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