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Event: OT Other
Number: 2021-000031
Country: EGY Egypt
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Date (YMD): 2021-3-27
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Comments: On Friday 26 March 2021, two trains had collided in the Tahta township in Sohag governorate, killing at least 32 people and injuring more than 150. Two passenger cars flipped on their side from the force of the collision, the latest in a series of deadly accidents along Egypt’s troubled rail system, plagued by poor maintenance and management. The Surveillance Cameras from the scene in the southern province of Sohag, 270 miles south of Cairo, taken shortly after the collision showed derailed cars turned into twisted piles of metal, with some passengers trapped inside. Bystanders carried bodies and laid them out on the ground near the site. Seventy-two ambulances were sent to the scene and reinforcement medical teams were sent to the incident in the Tahta district of the Upper Egypt governorate of Sohag from the capital Cairo.
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