Train Derailment Kills At Least 10, Injures 73 In Turkey


A train heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board derailed, Turkey’s transportation ministry said.

Five of the train’s six cars derailed in a village in Tekirdag province after “the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsed” due to heavy rains, the Ministry of Transport said.

Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus put the number of fatalities at 10 and the number of people injured at 73 based on initial reports from the scene, according to Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency.


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