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Egypt train collision: At least 32 dead and 66 injured

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Two trains collided in Sohag Province, Egypt, causing at least 32 deaths and 66 injuries. (AFP)

Two trains collided in Sohag Province, Egypt, causing at least 32 deaths and 66 injuries.

At least 32 people were killed and 66 people were injured in a collision between two trains in Sohag Province, Egypt (March 26) on Friday

According to media reports, the Egyptian Ministry of Health said that the authorities sent at least 36 ambulances to the scene to rescue the injured and sent the injured to nearby hospitals.

A person familiar with the situation said that the incident occurred 467 kilometers from the capital Cairo. A passenger train collided with another train carrying air-conditioning equipment, causing three carriages to derail. The Egyptian railway authorities said that an “unidentified person” activated the emergency brake, causing the two trains to collide. The authorities said that the emergency braking caused one of the trains to stop, causing the other train to hit the train from behind.

An eyewitness said: “This accident is terrible. People are assisting rescuers in finding the injured in the damaged car.” The witness said that some bodies were still trapped in the three derailed cars.

The authorities are conducting further investigations.

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