Egypt: Train slams into vehicles, kills 24

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 am

CAIRO (AP) - A cargo train traveling south of Egypt's capital slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks early Monday, killing at least 24 people, many from the same family returning from a wedding party, state TV and the head of emergency services said.

Ahmed el-Ansari, the emergency services chief, told The Associated Press the identities of the dead were not immediately clear. He said 28 people were injured, mostly with fractures, crush injuries and lost body parts, with some in critical condition. He said the scene had been cleared of victims.

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