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Several killed and injured in Turkey train crash

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Several killed and injured in Turkey train crash

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring 46 others, officials and news reports said.

Ankara's governor said the train collided with the engine which was checking the tracks at the city's small Marsandiz station at 6.30am.

He said rescue teams were dispatched to the scene "immediately".

At the time Vasip Sahin, the Governor of Ankara spoke, it was known four people had died and 43 were injured.

The high-speed train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya does not stop at the station.

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