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Train collision kills 31 in Iran, death toll likely to increase

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 18:05 IST      
Train collision kills 31 in Iran, death toll likely to increase

New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 (ANI): At least 31 people have been killed after two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan on Friday.

The death toll is likely to rise as many have received severe injuries.

According to media reports, a spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, has said that firefighters were trying to control the blaze caused after the collision.

State television aired footage of four derailed carriages, with two of them on fire

The crash occurred at the Haft-Khan station in the city of Shahroud, about 400 kms (250 miles) east of the capital Tehran.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

A local official told state TV that the remote location of the crash had slowed rescue efforts. (ANI)

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