Six cars of a train on the way to Istanbul have derailed. On board were around 360 passengers.

Turkey – Many dead in train accident
In the west of Turkey, a train with about 360 passengers on board on the way to Istanbul derailed. According to government figures, 24 people died.

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In a train accident in the west of Turkey According to the government, 24 people have died. The rescue operation was terminated in the morning, said Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ, according to the news agency Anadolu. The train was on Sunday with about 360 passengers on board on the way from Kapıkule near the border with Bulgaria and Greece Istanbul derailed.

Twenty-four people continued to be hospitalized, Turkish media reported with reference to Minister of Health Ahmet Demircan. In total, 338 people were taken to hospital. The TV station TRT-Haber had initially reported at least 73 injured. president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had been informed of the accident and have expressed the condolences of the relatives of the victims, reported Anadolu. Six wagons of the train were derailed on Sunday near the village Sarılar in the Tekirdağ region. More than 100 ambulances and army helicopters were sent to the scene of the accident. The governor of the region, Mehmet Ceylan, blamed bad weather for the disaster. Heavy rains in recent days could have undermined the rails. Page navigation

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