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Egypt train collision kills at least 5 security source

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At least five people were killed on Saturday and dozens injured when two trains collided south of the Egyptian capital, a security source said.



One of the trains was heading for Cairo from Fayyoum and the other was travelling in the opposite direction. They collided between the villages of Sila and Nassiriya.



The security source said the collision was probably caused by human error, when a railway employee failed to reverse the signals, leaving the two trains on the same track.



The accident “cost the lives of at least five passengers and injured dozens,” the source said.