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22 killed in Egypt train collision (Lead)

October 25th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS Tell a Friend -

Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 42 injured when two passenger trains collided some 50 km south of the Egyptian capital, police said.
One of the trains involved in the collision Saturday was travelling from Cairo to the oasis of al-Fayum, roughly 80 km southwest of the capital. The second was travelling from Cairo to the southern city of Assiut, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Rescue teams were trying to cut the damaged carriages open to rescue passengers.

The police said no foreigners had been found among the dead and injured so far.

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