Over 100 ambulances dispatched to muddy and hard to reach train derailment in Turkey
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At least ten people have died in a train accident in northwestern Turkey, reports Turkish Turkish television, according to the news agency AFP. At least 73 people have also been injured.
A train with 360 passengers has derailed and crashed in northwestern Turkey.
The train was on its way from the Bulgarian border to Istanbul when the accident occurred near Corlu, west of the final destination.
According to the Reuters news agency, the accident occurred due to heavy rain and a landslide involving the train tracks.
"We have a large number of injuries and deaths. The accident occurred due to bad weather conditions, says Governor Mehmet Ceylan NTV, according to AFP.
Over a hundred ambulances called out -crash site hard to reach
According to local media, more than 100 ambulances were alerted to the site. Rescue helicopters and military helicopters also been called out.
Television images showed emergency personnel walking to reach the crash site. Private news channel CNN Turk said the accident was caused by a collapsed bridge.
Emergency services and military helicopters have arrived at the scene. The head of Turkey’s emergency and disaster services said the muddy area was hard to reach.
The state news agency Anadolu reports that the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been notified.