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Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 36

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Updated at 6.10pm

The death toll from a train collision just east of the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has been raised to 36 by the country's Health Ministry.

Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that more than a 100 people were also injured in the collision.

The Egyptian Railways Authority said a train travelling to Alexandria from Cairo, Egypt's capital, hit the back end of another train, which was waiting at a small station in the district of Khorshid, just east of Alexandria.

The statement did not say what caused the accident, only that the authority's experts would be investigating.

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