At Least 20 Killed, Dozens More Injured in Fire at Cairo Train Station

The blaze started when a train crashed into a barrier in the Egyptian capital's central station

Security forces, rescue workers and civilians gather at the scene of the train crash in Cairo's main station, February 27, 2019.

At least 20 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a fire broke out at the main train station in Egypt's capital on Wednesday, two medical sources said. 

A witness said there was a blast when a train rammed into a barrier at Ramses station in central Cairo, and he had seen charred bodies on the ground.

"I was standing on the platform and I saw the train speed into the barrier," eyewitness Mina Ghaly told Reuters.

"Everyone started running but a lot of people died after the locomotive exploded." 

"I saw at least nine corpses lying on the ground, charred."