At least 31 people have been killed, after two passenger trains collided in Iran, with the death toll expected to rise further.
At least 31 people were killed on Friday when two passenger trains collided in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan and the death toll is likely to rise, the provincial governor said.
Iranian state television aired footage of four derailed carriages, with two of them on fire. A spokesman for Iran’s Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze.
The crash occurred at the Haft-Khan station in the city of Shahroud, about 400 kms (250 miles) east of the capital Tehran.