At least 25 people have been killed and 84 more are injured after two trains crashed into each other in Egypt today.
The head-on collision happened in the Khorshid suburb of the northern coastal city of Alexandria and there are fears the death toll could yet rise further.
Shocking pictures have emerged showing the mangled wreckage of the trains and the dead and injured lying on the ground nearby.
Medics and officials from the Mediterranean coastal city say as many as 25 have been killed in the crash.
State television, citing transport ministry officials, reported that the crash was probably caused by a malfunction in one of the trains that brought it to a halt on the rails.
It was the deadliest train accident in the North African country since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.
Footage broadcast on state television showed one train had partly keeled over in the crash, and medics were seen moving crash victims to ambulances.
The head of the ambulance services in the city’s western sector, Dr. Mohamed Abu Homs, says the collision took place in the western suburb of Khorshid.
The trains collided head on. One train was coming from Cairo and the other was coming from the city of Port Said, at the Suez Canal.
Abu Homs says he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.
Source: Daily mail