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Several killed in Iran train derailment

Several people were killed and a number were injured on Saturday when a train travelling from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad to Tehran derailed, an official told the state-run television website.

world Updated: Jan 23, 2010 14:41 IST

Several people were killed and a number were injured on Saturday when a train travelling from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad to Tehran derailed, an official told state-run the television website.

"A train travelling from Mashhad to Tehran was derailed, resulting in the deaths of several people and more people being injured," it quoted Mohammad Reza Kazemi, the governor of Joghatai where the accident occurred, as saying.

Kazemi said the derailment happened near Mashhad, but did not immediately offer further details.