Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, several injured

Published: 13th December 2018 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2018 04:30 PM  

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A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing 9 people and injuring more than 40 others. (Photo | AP)
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Photo | AP)
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The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided with the engine, which was checking the tracks at the capital's small Marsandiz station. (Photo | AP)
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It wasn't immediately clear if a signaling problem caused the crash. This is not the first train accident in Turkey this year. (Photo | AP)
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In July, 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured when most of a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, after torrential rains caused part of the rail tracks to collapse. (Photo | AP)
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In November, 15 people were injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Turkey's central province of Sivas. (Photo | AP)
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