Egypt train crash kills dozens: Health ministry

At least 32 people have been killed and more than 60 others injured after two trains collide north of city of Sohag, health ministry says.

At least 32 people have been killed and more than 60 others injured after two trains collided north of the Egyptian city of Sohag on Friday, the health ministry said.

Health authorities had dispatched 36 ambulances to the scene and casualties were being taken to local hospitals, the ministry said in a statement.

Pictures on local media showed train carriages derailed above a channel of water.

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

Egypt has one of the oldest and largest rail networks in North Africa and accidents causing casualties are common.

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