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In North-Western Turkey in the province of Tekirdag (Tekirdağ) the train derailed. In the crash, 10 people were killed, 73 were injured. Reported by the Daily Sabah.
The wounded were evacuated by helicopters. Over one hundred ambulances were sent to the scene, TRT Haber reports with reference to the Deputy Minister of health of Gumush Eyup (Eyüp Gümüş). The municipality of çorlu, where delivered victims, urged residents to donate blood.
According to the newspaper, the train carrying 360 passengers from Edirne to Istanbul. It is reported that the cause of the accident became bad weather conditions.
“It was established that due to heavy rains the ground between the rails and culvert tunnel under the railway was completely washed up” — leads the Anatolian Agency, the statement of the Ministry of transport, Maritime and communications of the country.
The press service of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish leader expressed his condolences to the relatives of those killed in a train accident and wished the injured in the accident a speedy recovery.
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