At least 23 killed in Egypt train crash

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Two passenger trains have collided in southern Egypt, killing at least 32 people and leaving at least 66 injured, health authorities say.

Dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene of the crash in the southern province of Sohag on Friday, Egypt's heath ministry said.

Videos from the scene showing flipped wagons surrounded by rubble with passengers trapped inside, while bystanders carried bodies away.

Egypt has a history of badly maintained railway equipment and train crashes.

In 2018, a passenger train derailed near the southern city of Aswan, injuring at least six people and prompting authorities to fire the chief of the country's railways.

In February 2019, an unmanned train rammed into a platform in Cairo, causing a fire that claimed 31 lives.

Egypt's deadliest train crash took place in 2002, when a speeding passenger train caught fire, killing more than 300 people.