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In pictures: Egypt train collision

Hundreds of people converge on the scene of the Qalyoub train collision

Monday's train collision killed scores of people and left piles of mangled wreckage strewn across the tracks.

Rescuers at the scene of the train collision in Qalyoub

The scale of the task confronting rescuers soon became apparent.

People struggle try to force their way through the wreckage to find survivors of the Egypt train collision

The wrecked carriages took hours to prise apart in the search for survivors.

Rescue workers try to pull a victim from the wreckage of the train crash in Qalyoub

As rescuers tried to save who they could, officials appealed over loudhailers for blood donations.

Egyptian rescue workers carry out a victim of the train collision in Qalyoub

The number of people who had died rose steadily through the day with officials saying 58 had died.

Egyptian rescue workers carry out a survivor from the Qalyoub train crash

But police, civil defence workers and troops also managed to pull people out alive.

An ambulance is positioned alongside the wrecked carriages in Qalyoub

More than 20 ambulances converged on Qalyoub as the rescue effort swung into action.

Emergency workers using cutting gear at the crash in Qalyoub

Rescuers had to use cutting gear to reach many bodies trapped in the carriages.

Cranes lift the wreckage off the track in Qalyoub

Bulldozers and cranes were also brought in to try to clear the tracks.

People lie in bed in Qalyoub hospital

The high number of dead and injured make this Egypt's worst train crash for four years.

Onlookers at the scene of the train collision in Qalyoub, Egypt

The collision highlights once again the country's poor record of rail safety.




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