Death toll reaches 31 in Iran trains collision (UPDATING)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Latest from collision of trains in Damghan, Iran
16:00 (GMT+4) Thirty-one people were killed and 89 injured in collision of two trains in Iran’s Damghan region, IRNA reports.
13:58 (GMT+4) Fifteen people were killed and 20 injured in Iran’s Damghan region in collision of two trains, Iran’s state-run IRIB TV reports.
The report said the Semnan-Mashhad and Tabriz-Mashhad trains collided on November 25.
Iranian officials haven’t yet announced the reasons of the accident, but Mehr news agency speculated that the air temperature in the Damghan region was 12 degrees Celsius below zero and resulting freeze in electronic switch system may have led to the collision.