Ministry of Health (Egypt)

Regional News • Africa
Over 30 passengers killed in a train collision in Egypt
Over 30 passengers  killed in a train collision in Egypt
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A collision between two passenger trains in central Egypt on Friday left at least 32 people dead, the Egyptian health ministry announced. Dozens of ambulances raced to the crash scene in the Tahta district of Sohag province, around 460 kilometres south of the capital Cairo.

"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.