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Train collision in northern Egypt kills at least 36

August 11, 2017 4:47 PM
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Train collision in northern Egypt kills at least 36

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Paramedics evacuate a victim of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

People gather at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

People gather at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

People gather at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

People gather at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 11, 2017. At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided outside of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

CAIRO (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least 36 people and injuring about 123, according to the Health Ministry, in the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.

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