No fewer than twenty nine (29) people have been killed and dozens injured in a head- on train collision in Alexandria, the Egyptian coastal city.
The Egyptian Railways Authority announced the collision of Express train No. 13 traveling from Cairo to Alexandria train No. 571 on route from Port Said to Alexandria near
Khurshid station on Cairo-Alexandria line.
The statement by the Egyptian Railways
Authority revealed that the collision happened when train 13 hit the rear carriages of train 571. The statement added that a committee has been formed to arrange for lifting the two trains from the crash scene.
The victims of the collision can be seen lying next to the crash site covered in blankets in pictures circulated on social media.
Also confirming the incident, the head of the ambulance services in Alexandria’s western sector, Dr Mohamed Abu Homs said collision took place in the western suburb of Khorshid on Friday evening, adding that he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr.
Sherif Ismail said that hospitals in Alexandria are in high alert to receive the victims of the crash.
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