At least four people were killed and 32 others injured when two trains collided in Fayum, a city about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southwest of Cairo, Egyptian railway officials told Efe Sunday.
The accident occurred Saturday night when a train traveling from the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to Fayum exceeded the speed limit and ignored signals on the track.
The train collided head-on with a train heading from Fayum to the town of Al Wasti.
The engineer who was speeding and ignored the signals was among those killed in the accident, railway officials said.
Train and traffic accidents are common in Egypt, where roads and vehicles are in poor condition, drivers are aggressive and highways are badly marked.
Egypt's worst railway accident occurred in 2002, when a fire aboard a packed train traveling from Cairo to Luxor killed 376 people, officials said. EFE