Collision between train and minibus leaves 6 dead in Turkey

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By AP  •  Updated: 04/09/2021 - 13:25

 Police officers be  arsenic  members of rescue services enactment    astatine  the country   of a bid     accident, rear, successful  Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

FILE PHOTO: Police officers be arsenic members of rescue services enactment astatine the country of a bid accident, rear, successful Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.   -   Copyright  Burhan Ozbilici/AP

A collision betwixt a freight bid and a minibus successful northwest Turkey killed six radical and injured 7 others connected Saturday, Turkish quality bureau Demiroren reported.

The clang astatine a railroad crossing successful Ergene, Tekirdag province, progressive a minibus carrying textile mill workers returning from a nighttime displacement and a bid headed to adjacent Cerkezkoy astatine 8 a.m. section time, the quality bureau said.

The radical who died each were successful the minibus, which was dragged successful beforehand of the bid aft the impact. Images showed the crumpled conveyance lying connected its extortion alongside the bid tracks.

Footage from thoroughfare cameras aired by TV quality channels showed the minibus operator manoeuvring astir a lowered obstruction to transverse the tracks earlier the bid struck the vehicle.

In 2018, 25 radical died erstwhile a rider bid derailed successful adjacent Corlu. That mishap was blamed connected dense rainfall causing an embankment to collapse.

Last year, Turkey's Chamber of Mechanical Engineers said railway accidents successful the state were 3 times the planetary average, portion labour unions warned that cost-cutting has led to information issues.

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