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Two trains collided in northern Egypt killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others on Wednesday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the country s railways, the health ministry said.

The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in Behaira province.

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Footage aired on state television showed at least two carriages had derailed in a rural stretch of land.Civilians and medics were seen removing wounded passengers and carrying them to ambulances.

The provincial governor told Egyptian media she would head to the site of the crash, as the prosecutor s office announced it had sent its own team.

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