At least 10 killed in train derailment in Iran

At least 10 killed in train derailment in Iran

A handout picture taken by the Iranian Red Crescent on June 8, 2022 shows rescuers at the scene of a train derailment near the central Iranian city of Tabas on the line between the Iranian cities of Mashhad and Yazd. AFP TEHRAN -- At least 10 people were killed and 50 more were injured in a train derailment in Iran early Wednesday, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency. The death toll was 13, with 60 passengers seriously injured, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

The incident happened at 5: 30 am local time 0100 GMT as the train moved from the eastern city of Tabas to the central province of Yazd, according to Mehdi Valipour, head of the Red Crescent RescueRed Crescent Rescue and Relief Organization of Iran.

He said two teams of rescuers were dispatched to the site of the incident, which is 50 kilometers off Tabas. He added that ambulances and helicopters have been sent to the site.

There were 430 people on board the train, and 16 of the wounded are in critical condition, the official said.