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