Turkey train derails en route to Istanbul, killing 10

10 Killed 73 Injured In Turkey Train Derailment Report

The train was traveling from Uzunkopru, Edirne province, to Istanbul when it derailed near Sarilar village in Tekirdag's Corlu district, according to Anadolu.

Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion afer heavy rains, officials said Monday.

Ten people were killed and 73 were injured in a train accident in northwest Turkey on Sunday, television channels quoted the health ministry undersecretary as saying.

The train, with about 360 passengers on board, was travelling to Istanbul from the town of Kapikule on the Bulgarian border, BBC reported.

Local governor Mehmet Ceylan told the NTV channel that helicopters had already taken numerous injured away from the scene. "Many of those injured have been taken off the site", Mehmet Ceylan said.

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. A man died in the rough surf in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on Saturday, when Chris was still a tropical depression.

Television images showed emergency personnel at the crash site, as army announced that it has sent helicopters to the area.

"Our wagon and all the others after ours are derailed", one unidentified passenger said.

Erdogan said all state institutions were "using every means available to help", vowing that there would be a comprehensive investigation into the "tragic accident", the presidency said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences to families of those who lost their lives in the accident that has "deeply upset the whole nation".

He told NTV: "There are a large number of injured and we have fatalities". At least 100 ambulances were dispatched to the scene, Anadolu reported.

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