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Train derailed due to a sandstorm in Iran

Other News Materials 16 March 2012 18:16 (UTC +04:00)
A passenger train derailed en route from Zahedan to Tehran due to the sandstorm on Friday, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
Train derailed due to a sandstorm in Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 16 /Trend T.Djafarov/

A passenger train derailed en route from Zahedan to Tehran due to the sandstorm on Friday, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The sand that had accumulated on the tracks caused the accident.

The train consisted of five carriages and there were 170 passengers, the head of the south-eastern region of the Railway Department Mostafa Davoudi said.

Davoudi said, the train derailed at 13:00 local time near the Fahrudzh station.

There is no information about the victims of the accident, but But Davoudi said machinery and personnel are directed to the place of the accident.

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