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EGYPT: Dozens killed and hundred injured in Southern Egypt train crash

At least 32 people were ” killed and more than a hundred injured” when two trains collided in southern Egypt.

Egyptian railway authorities said the “accident happened when someone activated the emergency brakes of a passenger train headed to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria”. The train stopped abruptly and was struck from behind by another train, a statement said, causing two carriages from the first train to flip over.

Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he was monitoring the situation and that those responsible would be “ punished”

“The pain that tears our hearts today cannot but make us more determined to end this type of disasters,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

The office of the prime minister, Mustafa Madbouly, said he and five of his cabinet members would travel to the scene.



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