Seven killed and dozens injured in high-speed train crash in Turkey
The crash occurred at approximately 6.30am local time on Thursday morning.
Seven people have been killed and over 40 injured as a result of a high-speed train crash in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday morning.
According to the AFP News Agency, the local governor said that the death toll had increased to seven people (as of 7.30am GMT on Thursday morning) after the crash occurred at approximately 6.30am local time (3.30am GMT).
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The train had been travelling from Ankara to Konya in western Turkey when the train crashed into an overpass at the Marsandiz railway station, approximately 8km away from the main station in Ankara.
Local governor Vasip Sahin told media that the crash was caused by a high speed train hitting a locomotive, which carries out track inspections, after an official from the governor’s office had earlier said that the train had collided with another suburban train.
Pictures from the scene showed emergency workers working to free people from the wreckage in snowy conditions at the Marsandiz railway station, which has incurred significant damage as a result of the incident.