Wednesday 22 October 2014

10 killed in Turkey train crash

Published 20/03/2014 | 14:57

Ten people have been killed in a rail crash in Turkey

A passenger train has crashed into a minibus that was carrying workers to a factory in Turkey, killing 10 people and injuring five others, officials said.

The train slammed into the vehicle at a level crossing near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, local governor Basri Guzeloglu said.

All the dead were in the vehicle. Three of the injured were said to be in a serious condition.

Mr Guzeloglu said the cause of the accident would be investigated, but media reports said the crossing's barrier arms were up at the time of the accident.

No-one aboard the train, travelling from the southern city of Adana to Mersin, was injured in the incident.

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