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Dozens Killed or Wounded as Trains Collid in S. Egypt

At least 32 people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday after two trains collided in southern Egypt, the Associated Press cited health authorities.

The Killid Group
26 Mar 2021
Dozens Killed or Wounded as Trains Collid in S. Egypt

The crash which took place in the southern province of Sohag caused three passenger cars to flip over, killing 32 and injuring 66, the news agency reported.

A security source told Reuters, “The trains collided while going at not very high speeds, which led to the destruction of two carriages and a third to overturn.”

Videos from the scene were displayed by local media, showing flipped wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble.

Ambulances were dispatched to the scene, according to the source, and bystanders were carrying bodies, laying them out on the ground.

Egypt’s railway system has got a history of badly maintained equipment and poor management. According to official figures, 1,793 train accident took place in only 2017 across the country.

(Reuters and AP)

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