Istanbul, The death toll from a train derailment in
the northern Turkish province of Tekirdag has risen to 24, Anadolu
Five coaches of a 362-passenger train and a six-member crew,
were off the track yesterday (Sunday).
At least 73 people were taken to hospitals and about 100
ambulances and helicopters were sent to the scene.
The train was on its way to Istanbul when it overturned near the
village of Sarilar in Tekirdag province.
The Anadolu Agency quoted the Transport Ministry as saying
the cause of the accident was heavy rains and a landslide near the
Source: Oman News Agency