Train breaks down in Sohag, likely due to ground subsidence: investigations
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The front of a Spanish train broke down on Monday in Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt while traveling from Cairo to Aswan.

Preliminary investigations attributed the incident to replacement and renovation projects in the area and to nearby ground subsidence.

The Railway Authority dispatched another train on which the unharmed passengers boarded and continued their journey to the southern city.

The train was later repaired and resumed its journey, and the railway in Sohag is being maintained. Meanwhile, the prosecution is investigating the incident and its circumstances.

There have several major train crashes in the Egyptian railway system, which has not been renovated in decades.

Most recently, 26 people were killed in November 2013 after a train crashed into a minibus at Dahshour crossing in south Cairo.

In November 2012, 51 children were killed when a train in Asyut crashed into their school bus.

Originally published in Youm7.

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