Egyptian train collision claims at least 20 lives

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Crain remove the wreckage of a train in the Giza in Badrashin, about 40 km south of Cairo, on January 15, 2013, at least 19 people where killed and injured 105.

CAIRO - 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&39;s south.