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Turkey: Nine killed, 47 injured after speeding train collides with locomotive in Ankara

Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages.

Reported by: IANS, Ankara (Turkey) [ Published on: December 13, 2018 14:29 IST ]
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Speeding train collides with locomotive in Turkish capital Ankara

At least nine people were killed and 47 injured on Thursday when a high-speed train collided with a locomotive in Turkey's capital city of Ankara, according to authorities. The accident occurred at around 6.30 a.m. at the Marsandiz railway station, around 8 km from Ankara's main station, the BBC reported.

The train was going from Ankara to the city of Konya.

The local governor's office said the train's driver was among the victims, while three of the injured were said to be in a serious condition.

Search and rescue efforts were underway and the authorities said that "technical investigations" have begun to ascertain what caused the accident.

In July, 24 people were killed when a train going from the town of Kapikuleen en route to Istanbul derailed.

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