DEADLY: Train burst into flames at Cairo stasie. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Twenty-five people have died after a locomotive crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station at high speed on Thursday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire.

Egyptian railway officials said the single rail car was travelling too fast when it collided head-on with the barrier. At least 47 people were also injured during the incident in the busy Ramses Station.

A surveillance video showed the moment of impact when the car barrelled past men and women walking by who are then engulfed in flames and smoke.

There was no immediate word on whether the crash was the result of a terrorist act. It is not clear if there was a driver.

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