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Sunday, April 11, 1999 Published at 00:50 GMT 01:50 UK


World: Middle East

Trains crash in Egypt


Police in Egypt say two people are now known to have been killed in a head-on collision between two trains in northern Egypt.

They said nearly fifty other people were injured in the crash, which happened during the evening rush hour near the town of Shirbin in Mansura province.

Reports said the two trains were packed with people returning home after work. Last October forty-seven people were killed when a train jumped the rails south-east of Alexandria.

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