Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 36

2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

Dr. Khalid Mujahid، a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population، said that the incident left 88 others injured.

The two trains collided head on - one was coming from the capital of Cairo, to the south of Alexandria, and the other was coming from the city of Port Said, located on the northern tip of the Suez Canal.

The collision between the two trains resulted in killing at least 25 people and injuring 50 others, local health authorities announced.

Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, sits on the Mediterranean coast in the north.

Some people were still stuck inside the trains following the crash, a medical official told Egyptian state TV. The statement did not say what caused the accident, saying only that the authority's experts would investigate.

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

By nightfall, cranes aided by floodlights began to remove the wreckage off the tracks to allow rail traffic to resume.

People gather at the site of a train collision in the area of Khorshid, in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. Two months later, at least 19 people died and more than 100 were injured in a train derailment south of Cairo.

Train accidents in Egypt are rare but not unheard of.

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