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50 dead in Egypt bus crash

50 people, mostly children, were killed when a train slammed into a school bus as it crossed rail tracks in Egypt on Saturday, according to Reuters.

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Morsi: Those responsible for train crash will be held accountable

A boy holds school bags recovered from the site of a train crash Credit: Stringer Egypt / Reuters

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said that those responsible for a train crashing into a school bus near the city of Assiut will be held accountable.

Morsi appeared on state television, saying "those responsible for this accident will be held accountable", and promising financial compensation for victims' families.

The transport minister and head of Egypt's railways have resigned.

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