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A collision between two passenger trains in Egypt has killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more.
Emergency services have been working in the dark to complete their rescue operation, pulling bodies and the injured from the wreckage and taking them to nearby hospitals.
Medical workers say many people appear to be trapped under an overturned carriage.
Efforts are now underway to move both passenger trains off the tracks.
Security sources in Cairo say the accident happened in the Giza district, south-west of Cairo, when a first class train filled with passengers rammed into a mostly empty stationary train that had been on the same track waiting for maintenance.
Train crashes are not uncommon in Egypt.
Al-Ayyat was the scene of the country's deadliest ever train crash when the bodies of at least 361 passengers were recovered from a train following a fire in February 2002.
In July 2008, at least 20 people died in a collision between a train and a bus near Marsa Matruh in north-west Egypt, while in August 2006 at least 58 Egyptians were killed and 144 wounded in a collision between two trains travelling on the same track.
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