At least 17 killed and more than 30 injured after a train derails in Iran


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The accident occurred when an excavator collided between the cities of Mashhad and Yazdi

Screenshot of derailment.
Screenshot of derailment.
  • erna 44 people died in the collision of two trains
  • erna Eight killed and 30 injured in passenger train derailment

At least 17 people were killed and 37 injured after a train derailed in eastern Iran on Wednesday collided with a bulldozer.

The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. local time (01:30 GMT) when three coaches derailed of traveling railways Between the cities of Mashhad and YazdiAt the height of the city of Taban.

“Unfortunately 17 people lost their lives,” the governor of Tabas city, Ali Akbar Rahim, told state television.

The source claimed death toll may rise As the rescue work is progressing.

For its part, a spokesman for emergency services told state television that at least 37 people were injured, and that Five of them are in critical condition.

According to the IRNA news agency, the country’s railway department said in a statement that the passenger train collided with an excavator, causing it to derail.

on the railway 420 passengers traveled And those who have not been injured by the accident have been transferred to the city of Tabas.

Authorities have dispatched emergency teams, including Three helicopters and 10 ambulancesTo assist in rescue operations in the accident area.

The worst train accident in the country happened in 2004 when 320 people killed in derailment of a train

At least four people died in 2019 And 35 others were injured when another train derailed in southeastern Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan provinces.

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