Train crash kills 4 and injures 43 after high-speed collision in Ankara (Photos)

The trains crashed and hit an overpass
A high speed train collided with another locomotive and crashed into an overpass at a train station in Ankara, killing four people and injuring 43.

Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass at the Marsandiz train station, to the west of Ankara.

Four people have died and 43 more were injured
The accident occurred around 6.30 am (3.30am GMT) as the train was travelling between Ankara and the central Turkish province of Konya.

The Marsandiz station is around 8 km (5 miles) from the main Ankara train station.

A high-speed train collided with a locomotive
Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters the crash was caused by the high speed train hitting a locomotive which carries out track inspections.

It was not clear at what speed the trains were travelling when the crash occurred, but it occurred at a station where the Ankara-Konya train does not stop.

An official from the Ankara governor's office initially said the high speed train had collided with a suburban train.

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