10 dead, 73 injured after train derails in Turkey
The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, which was carrying 362 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border. It happened after heavy rain and a landslide onto the tracks, according to officials cited by Reuters.
Casualties reported as a result of passenger train derailment in Turkey’s Çorlu pic.twitter.com/K8C0fEtzku— Fuat Kırcaali (@FuatKircaali) July 8, 2018
Television images showed carriages turned on their sides and medics at the site.
A#train has derailed in #Turkey's #Corlu District #Tekirdag city (close to #Istanbul). Train was en route from #Edirne to Istanbul. State news media reports "multiple casualties" 6 passenger Wagis overturned "Tekirdağ'ın Çorlu" pic.twitter.com/09iPXdeFkT— sudhakar (@naidusudhakar) July 8, 2018
The train was traveling from Uzunkopru, Edirne province, to Istanbul when it derailed near Sarilar village in Tekirdag’s Corlu district, according to Anadolu.
The mayor of Sarilar, Fuat Doner, said it is "very difficult to reach the area by car...air support is needed to evacuate the wounded," Dogan News Agency reported.