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29 killed, 30 injured in Egypt train collision
Monday November 18, 2013 8:45 AM, IANS

At least 29 people were killed and 30 injured when a freight train crashed into a number of vehicles near the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the early hours of Monday, a media report said.

The train was on its way from Beni Suef to Giza when it hit a minibus, a truck and some other vehicles near the town of Dahshur, about 40 km south of Cairo, reported Xinhua citing official newspaper Al Ahram.

Ambulances rushed to the scene to transfer the bodies and the injured to nearby Haram Hospital, it said, adding that the train driver and his assistant were detained.

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