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Photos: Iran train derailment leaves 7 dead, 12 injured

01/23/10

Report by ISNA, Tehran
Photos by Amin Khosroshahi, ISNA and Mehdi Bolourian, Mehr News Agency

Train derailment in northeastern Iran has left 7 dead and 12 injured so far. The train was traveling from northeastern city of Mashhad to capital Tehran.

The General Director of unexpected events headquarters of northeastern province of Khorasan Javad Erfanian said, the train derailed at 10:30 am local time.

The train was carrying 50 passengers, he told ISNA adding some of the injured passengers are in critical condition and that the number of the wounded is likely to rise.

An official of Iran's Ministry of Road and Transportation told ISNA that preliminary examinations demonstrate that the train accident was due to rail-related problems.

The official added the train involved 5 wagons that 4 of which derailed.


















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