The Ministry of Health reported on Friday that 32 people died and 108 others injured in the train collision in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Sohag.
Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said 74 ambulances have rushed to the scene of the crash to carry the injured to various hospitals including Tahta Hospital, Sohag University hospital, Maragha and Sohag Public Hospitals.
Some of the injured suffered fractures, deep injuries and bruises in the various bodies of their bodies, Megahed said, adding that all the injured are receiving necessary medical care.
He refuted claims circulated on the social media appealing for the health minister to ask citizens for blood donations, noting that there are 1,034 blood bags of various types and 3,467 plasma bags at Sohag Blood Bank, in addition to 3,000 bags in storage at the National Center for Blood Transfusions in Cairo.
The spokesman added that a plane carrying medical teams have been sent from Cairo to Sohag upon directives of Minister of Health Hala Zayed. He also urged social media sites to be accurate in reporting news in order to avoid any fabricated information and not to stir up public opinion.
Source: State Information Service Egypt