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Nine dead and dozens injured by the derailing train in Ankara

By an accident with a high-speed train in Ankara Thursday morning at least 9 dead and more than 40 wounded cases, notifies the governor of the Turkish capital.

The train derailed by yet unknown cause, and crashed it against a metal bridge, then two carriages kantelden and upside down next to the rails ended up.

According to the local authorities was the derailment is the result of a collision with a train that was used for the inspection of the track. It is unclear how fast the trains just before the accident reason.

The public prosecutor in Ankara has launched an investigation into the accident, reports CNN Türk. Among the fatal victims include a German tourist.

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Dronebeelden show the devastation caused after a train, Ankara

Passengers stuck in carriages

In the overturned carriages would still passengers stuck. They are by firefighters helped. The injured have been transferred to different hospitals in the area.

The accident happened about 6.30 pm (local time) near the station Marsandiz, on the outskirts of Ankara. According to the authorities would the train at this station stop. The train was en route from Ankara to the southern place in Konya.

Photo series: Fatal treinongeval in Ankara

A hogesnelheidtrein is Thursday morning derailed in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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There are dozens of victims.
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The accident happened near the station Marsandiz, on the outskirts of Ankara.
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