An Egyptian police official says a passenger train collided with the back of a second one ahead of it on the tracks just outside of Cairo, destroying several passenger cars and killing at least 25 people. The official says at least 55 others were wounded in the accident, which occurred in Girzah district of 6th of October province.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media. The official said emergency teams are still searching mangled wreckage for victims. Egypt has a poor railway safety record on its railways with several fatal accidents each year, usually blamed on poorly maintained equipment.