Mar 27, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
Authorities say rail traffic has resumed in southern Egypt, a day after two trains collided, killing over 30 people and injuring 165 others.
The wreck of the two passenger trains in the province of Sohag, about 440 kilometres (270 miles) south of Cairo, was the latest in a series of deadly incidents involving the country’s troubled railways.
In a statement, Egypt’s railway authority says the collision happened after an unidentified person pulled an emergency brake.
Authorities have replaced the rail track at the area where the collision took place.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is quoted as saying that the country’s railway facilities have “witnessed decades of neglect, lack of development and maintenance, which is leaving it in a state that led to danger.”