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A packed passenger train has derailed in Egypt, with social media footage showing rail tracks damaged and several carriages overturned. There are reports of dozens of casualties as emergency teams respond.

The train, which was said to be traveling from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed outside the city of Benha on Sunday afternoon. Early reports said at least eight people were killed in the crash, though others suggested there might be more victims.

Local authorities said more than 97 people were also injured in the accident, according to the Facebook page of the Qalyubia Governorate.

Dozens of ambulances were rushed to the scene to provide first aid and transport the injured to local hospitals. So far, no official information has emerged on the fatalities.

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A packed passenger train has derailed in Egypt, with social media footage showing rail tracks damaged and several carriages overturned. There are reports of dozens of casualties as emergency teams respond.

The train, which was said to be traveling from Cairo to Mansoura, derailed outside the city of Benha on Sunday afternoon. Early reports said at least eight people were killed in the crash, though others suggested there might be more victims.

Local authorities said more than 97 people were also injured in the accident, according to the Facebook page of the Qalyubia Governorate.

Dozens of ambulances were rushed to the scene to provide first aid and transport the injured to local hospitals. So far, no official information has emerged on the fatalities.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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