Three railway workers were killed when their train smashed into a tow truck at a crossing in Upper Egypt’s Assiut, the Egyptian National Railways said in a statement on Wednesday.
Photos of the scene show that the tow truck’s winch penetrated the train’s locomotive. The victims were the driver’s assistant and two workers on board the locomotive, the statement added.
The statement has not revealed if the tow truck had a driver when it was struck by the train.
A security report circulated by local media said that two man were also injured in the incident, but did not say if they were onboard the locomotive or the truck.
The train was heading from Cairo to Aswan, according to the Egyptian National Railways.