Monday, 9 July 2018

24 people killed and dozens injured as train derails in Turkey

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens others injured after a busy passenger train derailed in Turkey.
Five of the train's six carriages came off the tracks near Corlu in the northwestern province of Tekirdag on Sunday evening.

The train, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board, had been travelling from Edirne, a city in Turkey's northwest, to Istanbul.

Turkey's ministry of transport said "the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsed" owing to heavy rain.

Rescuers working at the scene of a train derailment in Turkey

The DHA news agency quoted an unnamed survivor as saying: "There were deaths immediately, people whose legs were crushed.

"It was a horrible accident."

Tekirdag governor Mehmet Ceylan blamed "adverse weather conditions" for the accident, adding that the ground was muddy from heavy rain and hard for rescuers to reach.

SKY     News.

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