Turkey derailment: At least ten killed, 73 wounded as train destined to Istanbul derails after heavy rain and landslide

By: Reuters | Istanbul |
Updated: July 9, 2018 12:26:41 am

At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when multiple cars of a train derailed in western Turkey, a Turkish official said. (Photo: AP)

Ten people were killed and 73 wounded when a train came off the rails in northwest Turkey on Sunday after heavy rain and a landslide, Turkish television channels quoted a health ministry official as saying. The train was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages came off the tracks, the transport ministry said in a statement.

Television images showed several wagons laying on their side and emergency personnel walking to reach the crash site. One survivor, walking along the rail track away from the accident site, told CNN Turk television that he had seen many more than 10 bodies. A…

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