Two passenger trains collide in Egypt: security source

Cairo: Thirty-two people were killed and 66 others injured Friday after two trains collided south of Cairo, the Health Ministry said.

“The final casualties are being checked to determine if there is any case of death or not,” spokesman for the Health Minister Dr Khalid Mejahed added.

The accident occurred in the governorate of Sohag, about 460 kilometres south of Cairo, when a passenger train rammed into another, causing four couches to overturn.

Some 36 ambulance cars rushed to the site, said Mejahed.

Ministers of transport and health headed to the scene to inspect rescue efforts, local media reported.

Egypt’s worst rail accident, in which at least 350 people were killed, occured in 2002.

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