Train col­li­sion kills at least 43, in­jures 100 in Iran, re­port says

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TEHRAN, Iran — A train col­li­sion in north­ern Iran killed at least 43 peo­ple and in­jured 100 Fri­day, Iran’s state me­dia re­ported.

The of­fi­cial IRNA news agency quoted Mostafa Mor­tazavi, a spokesman for the coun­try’s Red Cres­cent, as say­ing the ac­ci­dent that oc­curred in sub-zero tem­per­a­tures when a mov­ing pas­sen­ger train struck another parked at Haftkhan sta­tion about 150 miles east of the cap­i­tal Tehran.

The re­port said four of the fa­tal­i­ties were rail­way em­ploy­ees who were onboard the trains when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred, near the city of Sem­nan.

The re­port said that in the col­li­sion, four car­riages de­railed and two caught fire. It showed footage of res­cue teams work­ing near the car­riages on fire. The ca­su­al­ties from the crash were taken to nearby hos­pi­tals.

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