Egypt passenger train collision leaves 12 dead, many injured


Twelve people have been killed after Two passengers trains rammed into a freight train in Beheira province in the North of Cairo, according to Egypt Today news.

Another 15 have been injured following the incident in Egypt.

The Health Ministry said rescue workers and 30 ambulances are working at the scene.

RESCUE: 30 ambulances are on the scene helping the injured

A spokesperson for the minister of health said victims were taken to local hospitals.

The incident happened outside a train station in Kom Hamada.

The crash comes months after 41 people died in a train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria last August.

That was the deadliest train accident in Egypt since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.

In 2002, 373 people died when a fire ripped through a crowded train, also south of the capital.