28 killed in Egypt train crash, 80 injured

2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

Deaths reported in Alexandria train collision

At least 36 people have died and 123 injured after two trains collided near Alexandria in Egypt, making it the country's worst rail accident in a decade.

The accident in Egypt reportedly happened when a number 13 train hit a number 571 near Alexandria.

The previous death toll stood at 28 people killed and 74 others injured.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Photos of the accident show parts of the trains completely destroyed.

One of the trains was travelling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said. Some 75 emergency vehicles were used to transport the dead and wounded, said Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Khaled Mojahed.

Local media reported that authorities have ordered an investigation. Egypt's top prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, has summoned railway officials for questioning, and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the formation of a task force to investigate the incident.

In February 2016, dozens were injured when a train derailed after crashing into a concrete barrier south of capital Cairo.

Friday's crash was the most recent in a progression of unsafe mischances that have asserted many lives throughout the years.

Official figures from Egypt's statistics agency show there were 1,249 train accidents in the country past year.

This latest collision is the deadliest since 2012, when more than 50 people, mostly school children, were killed following the collision of a train and a school bus. The train sped for miles, with flames engulfing one carriage after another, killing more than 370 people.

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