Egypt: Train slams into vehicles, kills 20

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Updated: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:18:15 EST

CAIRO (AP) — A security official in Egypt says a train south of Cairo has slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks, killing at least 20 people.

The official said the train was traveling from the southern city of Beni Suef when it hit at least three vehicles, including a small bus, Monday near the village of Dahshur, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Cairo.

The official says it is not clear if the 20 killed were all bus passengers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

Egypt is notorious for train collisions. Last year, a train crashed into a bus, killing 51 children in the country's south.

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