At least 4 killed, 43 injured in Turkish train crash

At least 4 killed, 43 injured in Turkish train crash

Ankara (Agencies): At least four people were killed and 43 others were injured when a Turkish high speed train collided with another locomotive and crashed into an overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday, the local governor said.

The accident occurred around 6:30 am as the train was traveling between Ankara and the central Turkish province of Konya, the broadcaster said. The Marsandiz station is around 8 km from the main Ankara train station.

Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass at the Marsandiz train station, to the west of Ankara.

Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters the crash was caused by the high speed train hitting a locomotive which carries out track inspections.

It was not clear at what speed the trains were traveling when the crash occurred, but it occurred at a station where the Ankara-Konya train does not stop.