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."
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