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Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash

High-speed train crashes into engine travelling along same rails in capital Ankara en route to Konya, central Turkey

Turkey: 9 killed, 47 injured in high-speed train crash

Photo: AA

By Burcu Calik, Muhammed Nuri Erdogan and Deniz Cicek Palabiyik

At least nine people were killed and 47 others injured when a high-speed train crashed into a pilot engine travelling along the same rails in the capital Ankara, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said on Thursday.

Nine people were killed, including three mechanics, while 47 others were injured, Mr Turhan said.

After the crash a pedestrian overpass also collapsed onto some of the train cars, according to the Ankara governor’s office.

The train was en route to Konya in central Turkey.

Rescue efforts are still ongoing, including the use of dogs.

Some of the injured were taken to hospital and ambulances are on standby.

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the cause of the crash.

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