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21 passengers killed, over 50 injured in Iran train crash

21 passengers killed, over 50 injured in Iran train crash
21 passengers killed, over 50 injured in Iran train crash

A train from Mashhad to Yazd, carrying 348 passengers and crew, has derailed in eastern Iran, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the desert city of Tabas, near Mazino station, today.

According to the Iranian Red Crescent, at least 21 people have lost their lives and more than 50 were seriously hurt in the crash.

Some of the injured train passengers were in critical condition.

Six out of 11 train’s cars were seriously damaged in the derailment.

Ten ambulances and three helicopters were dispatched to the crash scene along with dozens of rescuers.

Islamic Republic of Iran Railways issued a statement that said that the derailment happened when the train collided with an excavator.

According to the Governor of Tabas, rescue workers are still searching all train cars for injured or dead passengers.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
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