2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

Footage broadcast on state television showed one train had partly keeled over in Alexandria Egypt

Footage broadcast on state television showed one train had partly keeled over in Alexandria Egypt

At least 28 people were killed when two trains collided in Egypt, with rescue workers still trying to free passengers.

The nation's top prosecutor said it was not immediately clear how the accident happened or what caused the two trains to run on the same set of tracks.

Footage on the state broadcaster showed one train had partly keeled over in the crash and medics were seen moving the dead and injured to ambulances.

Medical officials said they feared the death toll would rise further.

Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. In 2012, a train crashed into a nursery school bus, killing 52 children.

In Egypt's deadliest train accident, in 2002, 373 people died when a fire ripped through a crowded train south of the capital.

Efforts were still exerted to extradite more bodies and injured from wreckage of the two trains.

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