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VIDEO: Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 17, injures 50

VIDEO: Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 17, injures 50

A handout photo shows a train derailed near Tabas on the line between the cities of Mashhad and Yazd. AFP

Rlixa Report

A passenger train partially derailed in eastern Iran early Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, including some critically, authorities said.

The report said the number of casualties could rise, though initial details about the disaster involving a train reportedly carrying some 350 passengers remained unclear.


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Four of the seven cars in the train derailed in the early morning darkness near the desert city of Tabas, Iranian state television reported. Tabas is some 550 kilometres (340 miles) southeast of the capital, Tehran.