37 Dead, Over 100 Wounded in Egypt Train Collision

A train collision in the coastal city of Alexandria on Friday has killed at least 6 people and injured over 100

Egyptians search for survivors at the site of a crash where two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt August 11, 2017.
Egyptians search for survivors at the site of a crash where two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt August 11, 2017. STAFF/REUTERS

Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 37 people and injuring over 100, a health ministry spokesman said.

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 28 bodies had arrived at hospital morgues in Alexandria province. Public prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered an urgent investigation, it said. 

Footage from the scene broadcast on state television showed dozens of people crowding around the damaged train cars, with dead bodies strewn on the ground.

Egyptians and security personnel are seen at the site of a crash where two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt August 11, 2017.
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