Several dead, injured after train derailed in Turkey – reports

A passenger train has derailed in northwest Turkey, leading to deaths and injuries, according to local media reports. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene.

The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, carrying 300 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border, according to Anadolu news agency. CNN Turk has reported that the accident was caused by a collapsed bridge.

Television images showed carriages turned on their sides and medics at the site.

The train was traveling from Uzunkopru, Edirne province, to Istanbul when it derailed near Sarilar village in Tekirdag’s Corlu district, according to Anadolu.

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