Seven killed in Iran train derailment: TV

Seven killed in Iran train derailment: TV
trainTEHRAN: Seven people were killed and another 12 injured on Saturday when a train travelling from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad to Tehran derailed, an official told state-run television.

“A train travelling from Mashhad to Tehran was derailed, resulting in the deaths of seven people and injuries to 12 others,” Mohammad Reza Kazemi, the governor of Joghatai where the accident occurred, said.
“The total number of passengers was 50, so there is a possibility that the number of casualties may rise.”
Kazemi said the derailment occurred near Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi province.
“According to the train’s engineer, the locomotive’s brakes failed to work properly and we are investigating the matter,” Kazemi said.
On February 18, 2004, a train loaded with a mixture of fuel and fertiliser lost control, derailed and then exploded near the northeastern city of Neishabour, also in Khorasan Razavi province, killing 289 people


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