Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- At least 32 people have been killed and 165 injured when two passenger trains collided near the city of Tahta 365km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
The country's railway authority said that emergency brakes were activated on the train in the front by unknown individuals, causing the train travelling behind to crash into it.
President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi promised tough punishment for those responsible.
More than 70 ambulances were dispatched to the crash site to take the injured to hospitals.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly while visiting the site of the crash, pledged financial compensation to the families of the victims and said the government would continue to upgrade railway projects to prevent similar deadly accidents in the future.
Egypt has seen frequent accidents on its railway system mainly due to lack of maintenance and investment.