At least 32 killed after two passenger trains collide in southern Egypt

MENA

Published: 2021-03-26 14:51

Last Updated: 2021-04-17 15:02


At least 32 killed after two passenger trains collide in southern Egypt
At least 32 killed after two passenger trains collide in southern Egypt

At least 32 people were killed and 66 others were injured after two passenger trains collided in southern Egypt Friday, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Health.

The incident took place between the area of Dafan Al-Sawam and the city of Tahta in Sohag Governorate in Egypt, according to initial reports.

"The number of injuries has exceeded dozens so far, and they have been transferred to Maragha Hospital, Tahta Hospital and Sohag Hospital," a source told Cairo 24 news website.

The Sohag ambulance authority has announced that 49 ambulance teams have rushed to the site of the incident, and transferred the injured to the nearest hospitals. The governorate's hospitals declared "a state of emergency" to receive casualties.

Investigations are currently underway.

This is a developing story.