Egypt Train Crash Kills Dozens, Injures More Than 100 People

Egypt Train Crash Kills Dozens, Injures More Than 100 People

Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday (August 11) killing 42 people and injuring 133 others, the health ministry said.

One eyewitness said the two trains mounted into the air "forming a pyramid" after they slammed into each other at a suburban station on the edge of the Mediterranean port city.

The collision at 2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT), near Khorshid station at the edge of Alexandria, derailed the locomotive of one train and two cars of the other, the Egyptian Railway Authority said.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered an inquiry into the crash, which left bodies strewn on the ground as rescue teams worked to pull the dead and injured from the wrecked carriages.