Egypt: Train crash leaves 28 dead, dozens injured in city of Alexandria

2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

One was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said at the time of the head-on collision, local media report.

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

The crash near the Khorshid station between Alexandria and Cairo route derailed the engine of one train and two cars of the other, state news agency MENA said.

State newspaper al-Ahram said 36 bodies had arrived at hospital morgues in Alexandria province.

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Egypt's transport minister has ordered an investigation into the crash, pledging to "hold accountable" whoever was responsible, state television reported.

More than 80 people were also injured in the crash in Alexandria, Mohamed Abu Humus, head of the ambulance service in the northern city, said by phone on Friday.

And 373 people lost their lives when a fire ripped through a packed train south of the capital in 2002.

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