Freight train derails in western Iran

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
A freight train derailed near Tange Haft station in Iran's western Lorestan province.

The railway is completely blocked due to the incident which took place last night, Hossein Ali Moridi, a railway official said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Aug. 12.

Moridi went on to note that currently the railway employees are trying to reopen the path, forecasting the traffic will be launched by 17:00 local time (GMT +4:30 hours).

The official did not disclose further information about possible casualties.

Several people were injured in a train accident near Tange Haft station in Lorestan province July 17.

In 2009, at least three people were killed and two others injured when two trains collided on the outskirts of Tehran. The accident happened when a passenger train en route from Mashhad to Tehran hit a maintenance train on the line near the town of Varamin.

Back in 2004, a train loaded with chemicals and fertilizer derailed and exploded along the same route killing at least 300 people.

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