Deaths reported in Alexandria train collision

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At least 23 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a train collision in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria.

State news agency MENA reported that two trains were involved in Friday’s accident.

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.

Egypt’s roads and railways have a poor safety record and people have long complained that governments have failed to enforce basic safeguards.

In February 2016, dozens were injured a train derailed after crashing into a concrete barrier south of capital Cairo.

In early 2015, a crash between a train and a bus carrying schoolchildren northeast of Cairo killed at least seven people.

SOURCE: News agencies

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