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Iran train derailment kills at least 17

Twenty-two rescue teams, 10 ambulances and three helicopters were deployed after five train cars derailed at 5.30 am local time near the town of Tabas. According to state media, the injured were transferred to the surrounding provinces for treatment.

According to state media, the train was carrying 348 passengers.

According to Iranian state media outlet IRNA, Seyyed Abolhassan Mirjalili, official of the southern Khorasan governorate, said that the death toll is expected to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries.

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IRNA said the train was carrying 348 passengers when it collided with an excavator on the track. According to Reuters, he was traveling to the city of Yazd.

Aerial footage posted on the Iranian Red Crescent’s social media showed the cars side by side in the desert.

The incident came almost two weeks after a 10-story commercial building in the city of Abadan collapsed, killing 41 people and sparking anti-government demonstrations in Iranian provinces.

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