At least 32 killed in Egypt train crash


At least 32 people have died with more than 100 others injured after two trains collided in the province of Sohag, central Egypt.

The country’s railway authority said emergency brakes in the first train were triggered by “unknown individuals”, causing the train to stop.

The second train then crashed into the first from behind, causing two carriages to come off the tracks.

In a statement, the health ministry said that in addition to the fatalities, at least 108 people were injured.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said there would be serious consequences for anyone found responsible.

“Anyone who caused this painful accident through negligence or corruption, or anything similar, must receive a deterrent punishment without exception or delay,” he tweeted.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.


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