Train Derails in Turkey, Most Coaches Come Off, 24 Dead

Twenty-four people were killed when a train in northwest Turkey derailed on Sunday owing to heavy rains and landslides.

At least 73 people were wounded in the crash, the state media quoted the health ministry undersecretary as saying.

The train carrying 372 passengers derailed yesterday evening in the Tekirdag region while heading towards Istanbul.

Five out of total sex wagons of the train came off the rails.

Helicopters were rushed to the site to assist emergency personnel.

The National Medical Rescue Team and Disaster and Emergency Management of Turkey are also supporting the rescue efforts, along with military, health personnel and locals, a national media there reported.


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