At Least 36 Killed, More Than 123 Injured In Train Crash In Egypt

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At least 36 people have died, and more than 123 are injured after two trains crashed into each other in Egypt on Friday.

The incident occurred in the Khorshid suburb of the northern coastal city of Alexandria, and images have emerged of the wreckage and bodies lying on the ground. The death toll is feared to rise.

Egypt’s railway system has a poor safety record, blamed on poor management and bad equipment. One of the trains had a malfunction which caused it to come to a halt on the rails. This is to set to be the main reason for the crash on Friday.

This has been the deadliest train accident since 2013 in Egypt, when a train and a bus collided in Cairo killing 27 people. In 2002, a fire ripped through a train killing 373 people. 

The trains collided head on. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. 

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