Train crash in Ankara, Turkey leaves seven people dead and 43 injured.
Rabat – Ankara Governor, Vasip Sahin has stated that ongoing “technical investigations” were in progress to find the cause of the train crash.
Sahin stated the high-speed train collided with a locomotive that carries out track inspections.
The crash took place at the Marsandiz station, approximately 8 km from Ankara’s main station. The passenger train carried 206 people at the time of the accident.
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Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan stated that of the nine killed in the accident, three were train operators. According to reports, three of the injured passengers are in critical condition.
Turkey’s trains accidents resulted in fatalities and injuries on multiple occasions this year.
In July, a train derailed in the country’s northwest region killing 24 people and injuring more than 70. In November, a train collision in the Sivas Konya province left 15 injured.
The accident is reminiscent of the Moroccan ONCF train derailment in October. The train derailed between Rabat and Kenitra killing seven people and injuring eighty-six.