At least 32 people killed, 66 injured in train collision in Egypt

At least 32 people were killed and 66 injured on Friday when two trains collided in southern part of Egypt. A statement issued by the health ministry said, dozens of ambulances have been rushed to the accident spot in the Tahta district of Sohag province, 460 kilometres south of the capital Cairo.

The accident has occurred at a time when Egypt is facing another major transport challenge, with a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal and causing huge traffic jams at either end of the strategic shipping lane.