32 killed as two trains collide in southern Egypt
The scene at the site of a collision between two trains in the province of Sohag, Egypt. Ahmed al-Afyouni/Xinhua/IANS

32 killed as two trains collide in southern Egypt

Cairo, March 26, 2021

At least 32 people were killed and 66 others wounded in Egypt's southern province of Sohag when two trains collided on Friday, according to a government statement that feared the number might rise.

The Egypt Health Ministry statement said at least 36 ambulances were sent to the scene and they transferred the wounded to four public hospitals nearby.

The rear end of a passenger train crashed into another with air-conditioning system in Tahta city, 467 km from here, causing at least three carriages to be derailed, an official security source said.

"The accident was horrible, and the people helped the security men find the wounded inside the damaged carriages," an eyewitness said.

Some bodies were still stuck inside the three carriages, he added.


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