10 killed in train derailment in central Iran...

10 killed in train derailment in central Iran

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:11 PM, 8 June 2022   Updated: 04:16 PM, 8 June 2022

The passenger train derailed on the Tabas-Yazd line in eastern Iran; Photo: DW

The passenger train derailed on the Tabas-Yazd line in eastern Iran; Photo: DW

At least 10 people were killed and several others were injured today as a train derailed in central Iran.

The accident took place on Wednesday near Tabas in central Iran on the line between Mashhad and Yazd, AFP reported, citing the state media.

“Ten people were killed and a number of others were injured in the incident,” a spokesman for the national rescue service Mojtaba Khaledi was quoted as saying by state TV. 

“Twelve of the injured are in critical condition and have been transferred to hospital,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mir Hassan Moussavi, the deputy head of Iran’s state-owned railways, told the state media that the train was carrying 348 passengers. Reports – Dawn

He added the train “derailed after hitting an excavator” that was near the track.

Five of the train’s 11 coaches came off the track in the 5:30 am (0100 GMT) accident, emergency services said.

Noted that the train derailment comes after a tower block collapsed in southwestern Iran last month killing at least 43 people. In 2016, two trains collided and caught fire in northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens.

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