Train derails in Iran, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens

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At least 21 people died in a train crash in eastern Iran, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing emergency services. Several dozen other passengers were injured in the accident near the city of Tabas. The train was on the route between the pilgrimage city of Mashhad and the desert town of Jasd when eight of 11 carriages derailed some 50 kilometres outside Tabas, the Khorasan provincial governor’s office said. The cause of the crash was initially unclear. The ministers of interior and transport were on site to assess the situation. Rescue workers rushed to the scene and helicopters …

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