Major accident in Egypt: 32 people killed, 66 injured in a face-to-face collision of two trains

Major accident in Egypt: 32 people killed, 66 injured in a face-to-face collision of two trains
Two trains collided face to face in southern Egypt. In which 32 people died and 66 people were injured. The accident occurred in the southern Egyptian city of Sohag on Friday. Dozens of ambulances operate at the accident site. More than 50 injured have been admitted to the nearest hospital.

Egypt's rail system has a history of poorly built equipment and poor management. Official figures show that in 2017 there were 1,793 rail accidents across the country. In 2018, a passenger train derailed near the southern city of Aswan, injuring at least six people and forcing the authorities to remove the head of the railway. A year ago, two passenger trains collided outside the port of Alexandria, killing 43 people.

Egypt's deadliest rail accident occurred in 2002, when a high-speed train from Cairo to southern Egypt killed more than 300 people. In 2016, at least 51 people were killed when two trains collided near Cairo.

In 218, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stated that the government lacked 250 billion Egyptian pounds to improve the deteriorating rail system.

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