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At least 15 killed, dozens wounded in Iran train crash

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Baku, November 25, AZERTAC

Two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan on early Friday, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens, Iranian media reported, saying the number of fatalities and casualties expected to rise, according to Reuters.

"At least 15 people were killed and over 20 others have been injured in the crash," the semi-official Mehr news agency quoted head of Iran's Red Crescent Ali Asghar Ahmadi as saying.

Iranian media gave contradictory reports on the death toll and number of injured passengers in the crash. The semi-official Fars news agency said 52 people were injured, who were transferred to nearby hospitals.

Reports gave no details on the number of passengers in the trains. But Fars said 100 passengers had been rescued.

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