A HIGH-SPEED train crashed in the Turkish capital of Ankara in a horrific collision, killing four and injuring 43, Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin confirmed on Thursday morning.
A total of two carriages were derailed as a result of the crash. It occurred as the train collided with the main gate of Ankara’s Marsandiz train station. The Ankara governor has confirmed four people were killed as a result of the crash.
The train was travelling between the capital Ankara and the Turkish province of Konya when it crashed into an overpass.
Two carriages were toppled over and derailed as a result of the impact, CNN Turk reported.
The broadcaster added there had been casualties, but gave no details on how many.
However, later reports from local officials said there had been four fatalities and 43 injuries.
Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, where carriages were trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass.
Speaking to reporters at the crash site, Ankara governor Mr Sahin said the high-speed train had crashed into a locomotive which carries out track inspections.