Train derails in west of Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
A freight train derailed near Tange Haft station in Iran's western Lorestan province, Iran's Mehr news agency reported Oct. 2.
This is the fourth such incident in recent weeks.
The railway is completely blocked due to the incident which happened yesterday evening, Reza Ariayi, head of Provincial Disaster Management Centre said.
The official went on to note that currently the railway employees are trying to reopen the path, forecasting the traffic will be launched in a few hours.
The official did not disclose whether there were casualties.
A similar incident left several people injured on July 17. A passenger train moving in the direction of Shushtar-Mashhad derailed after crashed into a freight train near Tange Haft station.
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.