Train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured

Train crash
Train crash

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said.

Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators of the train.

One of the victims died in hospital, he added. Turhan also said that 47 people were injured and were in hospital for treatment.

The fast train had been on its way from Ankara’s main station to the central province of Konya and according to news men, there were 206 passengers on board.

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