CAIRO (AFP, REUTERS) – Two trains collided outside the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday (Aug 11), killing at least 20 people, the health ministry said.
The crash also injured 84 people, the ministry said in a statement.
Reuters, however, cited security sources as saying 24 people had been killed and that 55 people were injured.
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.
State television, citing transport ministry officials, reported that the crash was probably caused by a malfunction in one of the trains that brought it to a halt on the rails.
It was the deadliest train accident in the North African country since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.
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