Railway traffic resumes after deadly crash in southern Egypt

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Rail traffic resumed Saturday in southern Egypt, authorities said, a day after two trains collided, killing at at least two dozen people and injuring 185...
TAHTA, Egypt (AP) — others.

The collision of two passenger trains in the province of Sohag, about 440 kilometers (270 miles) south of Cairo, was the latest in a series of deadly accidents involving the country's troubled railways.

Egypt's Minister of Health Hala Zayed said at a news conference Saturday in Cairo that the death toll could be fewer than the 32 initially released. She said the ministry had tallied 19 dead but also collected three bags of human remains that could not be immediately identified or counted. She accounted for the higher toll released Friday by saying that some unconscious victims were wrongly pronounced dead.

Video from the scene Saturday showed twisted piles of metal with passengers covered with dust trapped inside — some bleeding and others…
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