Many dead as two trains collide in Egypt

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At least 25 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a crash between two passenger trains on the outskirts of the Cairo, the Egyptian capital.

The vehicles were traveling on the same track, and were both headed in the same direction, according to television reports.

The trains collided on Saturday at Al-Ayyat in Giza, about 70 km (40 miles) south of Cairo.

Dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene, with rescue workers trying to use a crane to lift one wagon from on top of the other to pull out more people out of the trains.

Officials said they believed the death toll could rise as rescue and recovery operations continued.

No foreigners were reported among the casualties.