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.
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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.