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article imageTrain collision in Turkey kills 1, injures 14

By Andrew Moran     Jan 4, 2010 in World
At least one person is dead and several more were injured in a train crash in the northwestern province of Bilecik in Turkey on Sunday.
In the northwestern province of Bilecik in Turkey, two trains collided with one another as one of the trains apparently failed to stop at a signal, according to All Headline News. An engine driver died, while at least 17 others were injured in the crash.
Musa Colak, the governor of Bilecik, announced, reports Press TV, that the accident was caused by an electrical fault that led to a signal failure. One of the trains went right through the signal where it should have stopped. It slammed right into the oncoming train, while both trains were travelling in opposite directions between Istanbul and Eskisheir.
EuroNews notes that currently emergency teams are still trying to rescue passengers that are trapped inside the carriages.
Over the last six years, Turkey has been plagued with severe train accidents. A derailment in January of 2008 left 9 passengers dead. A train collision in November 2005 killed 9 people, while several others were severely injured. In the summer of 2004, three train accidents occurred, which killed 57 and left at least 140 injured.
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