At least 32 dead after train collision in Egypt

Authorities in Egypt say at least 32 people have been killed and more than 160 others injured after two trains collided on Friday.

A stationary train in the southern province of Sohag was rear-ended by another. Several carriages flipped onto their sides.

Transport authorities are investigating how the first train came to a halt, and why the second failed to avoid the collision.

Egypt faces a pressing need to improve its railway safety controls and renew aging trains.

In 2019, a train crashed into a buffer stop at a station in central Cairo, causing a massive fire that killed at least 20 people.