Seventeen people killed, dozens more injured after train derailed in eastern Iran.

Written by on June 8, 2022

At least seventeen people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train derailed in eastern Iran.

The train, which was carrying three hundred and forty-eight passengers, came off the line between the cities of Mashhad and Yazd about 50 kilometers from Tabas.

According to emergency services officials, the train collided with an excavator before being knocked off the track, with Tabas County Governor, Ali Akbar Rahimi, saying that four of the train’s seven carriages were knocked off the line.

Emergency services officials, however, warned that the death toll could rise because many of the injured were in critical condition in hospitals.

Kevin Madu

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