Train accident in Turkey : 10 killed, 73 injured as train derails on track

A train accident in Turkey has left ten people dead and 73 others critically wounded, after the train derailed in northwestern part of the country, local media reports.
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The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, which was carrying 362 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border. It happened after heavy rain and a landslide onto the tracks, according to officials cited by Reuters.

Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, TRT Haber said.

“There are a large number of injured and we have fatalities,” Tekirdag governor Mehmet Ceylan told the NTV channel.

“The accident happened because of adverse weather conditions,” he added.

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The train was traveling from Uzunkopru, Edirne province, to Istanbul when it derailed near Sarilar village in Tekirdag’s Corlu district, according to Anadolu.

The mayor of Sarilar, Fuat Doner, said it is “very difficult to reach the area by car…air support is needed to evacuate the wounded,” Dogan News Agency reported.

A citizen tweeted:

Passenger train derails in causing multiple casualties. Ambulances have been sent to the scene. http://aane.ws/1-y

A#train has derailed in ‘s District city (close to ). Train was en route from to Istanbul. State news media reports “multiple casualties” 6 passenger Wagis overturned “Tekirdağ’ın Çorlu”

 

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