Fatalities after high-speed train collision

A Turkish high-speed train has collided with a local train in the capital. Ankara. Numerous casualties and several fatalities were reported by local media.

 

Turkish media reported that the accident. which happened as the train was setting off from Ankara to the central province of Konya. had resulted in multiple casualties and at least four fatalities.

 

Images showed at least two carriages had been derailed. at least one of which appeared severely mangled. The accident happened in the western city district of Yenimahalle at 6:30 a.m. local time (0330 UTC).

 

Official sources were reported as saying that. in addition to the fatalities. at least 43 people had been injured.

 

Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said the high-speed train crashed into an engine checking rails at the Marsandiz train station. A rescue team was looking for more survivors. he said.

 

`Our hope is that there are no other victims.` said Sahin.

 

Part of the train appeared to have collided with a station overpass. which collapsed onto some coaches.

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