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Egypt train crash kills at least 36 near Alexandria

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. / AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

At least 36 people have died and 123 are injured after two trains collided near Alexandria in Egypt, making it the country’s worst rail accident in a decade.

Authorities said a train travelling from Cairo hit the back of another waiting at a small station in the Khorshid district, just west of Alexandria.

Footage showed dozens of people crowding around the damaged carriages, with bodies on the ground.

Some people were left trapped in the wreckage, a medical official told state television.

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