Two trains crash in Egypt’s Beheira province, at least 16 dead

The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in the northern Behaira province. (Supplied)

At least 16 people were killed and 15 wounded when two trains collided in Egypt on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in the northern Behaira province, it said in a statement.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but it comes months after 41 people died in a train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria last August.

That was the deadliest train accident in Egypt since a November 2013 collision between a train and a bus killed 27 people south of Cairo.

In 2002, 373 people died when a fire ripped through a crowded train, also south of the capital.

(Developing)

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