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  • now At least 32 people have been killed and 66 injured after two trains collided in southern Egypt, according to the country's Health Ministry.

  • The high speed collision in the southern province of Sohag caused three carriages to flip over, health officials say.

  • Dozens of ambulances are at the scene.

  • It is the latest in a line of deadly train accidents in Egypt, and poor infrastructure and maintenance are often blames.

  • Mhm.

  • Right?

  • And let's bring in journalist Karim al Bahari for the latest on this story.

  • He's joining us from Cairo High Kareem, tell us more about what has happened in this train crash.

  • Well, the whole thing happened when two trains collided in a city near the city of so hard.

  • This is about 400 kilometers, uh, cells of Cairo.

  • We have a statement for the Minister of Health saying that there is at least 32 people dead more than 60 injuries.

  • Most likely these casualties are going to rise.

  • We have pictures shown on Egyptian television basically by mobile devices videos showing this, uh, flipped carriages.

  • There was people trapped inside, surrounded by rubble.

  • Some victims seem to be unconscious, while others are bleeding.

  • Bystanders are carrying bodies outside and playing them out, so it's quite a miserable seen there.

  • Is there any indication at this point what might have caused this accident?

  • But the cost is unclear.

  • Railway authorities saying they're sending a technical committee to form to investigate the reason.

  • Uh, there's a security source saying that the trains collided by going not in very high speed, which led to the destruction of two carriages of desert to be overturned.

  • We need to know that, of course, the railway Egyptian railway is quite notorious.

  • It's one of the, uh it's the oldest in Africa and one of the largest networks.

  • Uh, and there are a lot of accidents, one of the deadliest.

  • For example, 2002, when, uh, two trains collided with 300 people dying.

  • President Abdel Fattah el Sisi just recently said that to overhauled the whole railway system needs 14 billion U.

  • S.

  • Dollars.

  • And that, of course, until 1910, Journalist Karim Aghajari with the latest there for us.

  • Thank you very much.

now At least 32 people have been killed and 66 injured after two trains collided in southern Egypt, according to the country's Health Ministry.

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