On Friday, two trains collided in southern Egypt, killing thirty two and injuring hundred and sixty five.
As per railway authorities, it happened when “unknown individuals” activated the emergency breaks of a passenger train heading to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Once the train had stopped, it was hit from behind by another train.
The trains were not going at high speeds, which led to the destruction of two carriages and caused a third to overturn, as per a security source.
The collision occurred near Al-Sawamiah village in Sohag province in Upper Egypt – 460 km from Cairo. Videos from the scene show the wrecked carriages with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble. Bystanders carried bodies and laid them out on the ground near the site, AP reported.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly set up a crisis room at the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center to monitor the situation, and to facilitate coordination between the concerned ministries and departments.