Train derailment leaves 10 people dead in eastern Iran

Baku, June 8, AZERTAC

The incident of derailment of a passenger train on the Tabas-Yazd railroad track has left 10 passengers dead so far, an Iranian official said, according to IRNA.

Governor of Tabas Ali-Akbar Rahimi told IRNA on Wednesday that four cars of the train derailed early in the morning, so relief workers, including the Red Crescent Society, emergency and aid units have been dispatched to the location of the incident.

According to a report by the Emergency Organization, some 12 injured people were hospitalized, but the number of hospitalizations may increase due to the severity of the incident, Rahimi noted.

The governor went on to say that relief workers are still searching all wagons to find potential injured or dead.

Tabas is located 270 kilometers west of the city of Birjand in South Khorasan Province, western Iran.

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