At least 32 people killed after two trains collide in Egypt

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At least 32 people have been killed after two trains collided in southern Egypt.

Sixty-six others were injured in the crash near the city of Sohag, around 300 miles south of Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said.

Dozens of ambulances were sent to the scene and local media photos showed flipped carriages with passengers trapped inside.

Some of the victims appeared unconscious and others were bleeding.

Egypt’s railways have a history of bad maintenance and poor management.

There were 1,793 accidents in the country during 2017, according to the latest official figures available.

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