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Train derails in Turkey, casualties reported

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More than 300 people onboard

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ISTANBUL- A train came off the rails in northwest Turkey on Sunday and several people were killed and injured, Demiroren news agency reported. 

State news agency Anadolu said five wagons came off the tracks in a region near the Greek border. The train was carrying more than 300 passengers and was headed to Istanbul. 

President Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Erdogan had received information from the ministers of transport and interior about the incident, and sent condolences for those killed. 

Television images showed emergency personnel walking to reach the crash site. Private news channel CNN Turk said the accident was caused by a collapsed bridge.- Reuters