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Turkish train crash in Ankara kills nine, injures 47

ANKARA: Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday, officials said. Rescuers worked to free people trapped under the mangled wreckage at Marsandiz train station, 8 km (5 miles) from central Ankara. It was not clear at which speed the train and locomotive were traveling when the collision occurred. There was light snow on the tracks. The train had been heading from…

One killed, 22 hurt in Austrian train crash: police

VIENNA: One woman died and 22 people were hurt when two trains collided in the Austrian province of Styria on Monday, police said. Three children were among those injured in the crash, which took place just before 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) in the southeastern town of Niklasdorf, police said on Twitter. Austrian state railways said an intercity and a regional passenger train collided, causing several cars to derail. The cause was under investigation.

Egypt train crash kills dozens, injures more than 100 people

CAIRO: Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 42 people and injuring 133 others, the health ministry said. A witness said the trains rose into the air "forming a pyramid" as they slammed into each other just outside a suburban station in the Mediterranean port city. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered an inquiry into the crash, which left bodies strewn on the ground as rescue teams worked to pull the dead and injured from the wrecked carriages. The collision at 2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT),…

Top official resigns, 3 arrested in Iran’s train crash

TEHRAN: The head of Iranian Railways resigned Saturday after three of his employees were arrested over a collision between two trains that left at least 44 people dead. Mohsen Poor-Seyed Aghaie, a deputy minister in the transport ministry and head of the state-owned railway company, appeared on state television late Saturday and announced his resignation "as a social responsibility and out of sympathy for the survivors of this accident". Two trains collided and one caught fire in the northern province of Semnan on…