At least 32 people have been killed with around 60 more individuals injured after two large trains collided with each other in Egypt.
Local media outlets reported how the incident took place in Egypt’s southern province of Sohag. The country’s health ministry confirmed the news, calling it the country’s worst train disaster in over 4 years.
Heartbreakingly tragic videos from the crash scene showcased panicked and worried citizens scuffling around.
Many tried their level best to help free those trapped beneath the train’s wreckage as sounds of ambulances and police cars filled the air.Footage of the crumpled and derailed wagons was also live-streamed from those present at the crash site.
Some of the wagons were shown to be flipped upside down, which described the seriousness of the incident. Meanwhile, bystanders carried away bodies that lay on the ground, near the accident’s site.
With investigations going on as we speak, the health ministry confirmed how around 32 people were killed with dozens injured. However, rescue officials feared more casualties and mentioned how the death toll would sadly increase as these were just the initial figures.
The head-on collision took place near the Tahta district of Sohag, which is located in Southern Egypt.
Many experts that belonged to that region mentioned how the country’s transport network in that region is crumbling and neglected to severe degrees.In the same way, they also spoke about how the entire railway project is poorly funded as a whole.
This incident is termed to be one of the deadliest to take place since August of 2017, where two passenger trains collided near the city of Alexandria. That incident killed more than 40 individuals while injuring scores of others.
In February 2019, around 25 people were killed and dozens more injured as an explosion rocked one of Egypt’s main railway stations, right after one speeding railcar crashed right into a barrier. This set a fuel tank on fire.