Deadly collision derails train in Iran

STORY: The train traveling to the city of Yazd collided with an excavator before going off the rails 50 km (30 miles) from the city of Tabas, where it began its journey, a railway official told state news agency IRNA.

Helicopters were seen transporting injured passengers to a nearby hospital.

More ambulances were on their way, the crisis management chief of the province of South Khorasan told IRNA.

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