At least 25 people have been killed and 50 injured after a train smashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station, state television and witnesses have said.
Photos showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the building in central Cairo. Footage also showed fire engulfing the train and people rushing to help the injured.
Ambulances and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site.
Egypt’s Authorities confirmed the accident, saying several people were killed and injured. A witness said there was an explosion when the train rammed into a steel barrier.
In a statement, the authority said the fire broke out after a train derailed and collided with a concrete barrier at the station, without giving further details.