Saturday, January 23, 2010

Train Derailment Kills 8

Train Derailed Near Semnan
Mehr photo

A passenger train derailed in northeastern Iran, killing at least seven people with another four in critical condition. The train was en route from Mashhad to Tehran. The accident happened near the city of Semnan at 1:40 pm local time on Saturday.

UPDATE (24 January): Iranian officials say excessive speed was the cause of the train derailment.

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