Turkey: 7 killed in Ankara train accident

Ankara, Dec 13: At least seven people lost their lives and 43 others injured on Thursday after a high-speed train collided with a locomotive in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara.

The accident took place 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.

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

Search and rescue efforts were underway and Governor Vasip Sahin said “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.

IANS

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