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At Least 18 Killed in Egyptian Train Collision


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Egypt's health ministry says 18 people were killed, and 39 others injured when a passenger train crashed into the back of a stopped train Saturday in Giza, south of the capital Cairo.

Earlier authorities had said that 25 people were killed and 55 injured in the crash.

About 12 injured people have left the hospital.

The moving train was headed from Cairo to the southern city of Assuit, while the stopped train was on its way to Fayoum. The stopped train hit a cow.

Saturday's collision took place in the Al-Ayat area of Giza, where more than 360 people were killed when a passenger train caught fire in February 2002.

Another Egyptian train crash killed 58 people in August 2006.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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