Trains collide in Turkish capital Ankara, killing at least 4 people

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A high-speed passenger train has crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital of Ankara, causing a pedestrian overpass to collapse and killing at least 4 people, local officials say. Dozens more were injured.

The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. local time on Thursday when the train struck a locomotive outside the Marşandiz railway station, causing one of its carriages to derail and crash into a pedestrian overpass.

Footage from the scene showed that the overpass collapsed onto the train and the locomotive, which was being used to carry out track inspections, derailed.

Rescue workers were looking for people who were trapped underneath

Governor Vasip Sahin confirmed that 4 people were killed and 43 others were injured, some of whom suffered serious injuries. The death toll could rise because rescue workers were still searching for victims under the rubble.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the train, which was leaving the capital to head for Konya. It was also not yet known if anyone was walking on the overpass when it was struck by the train.

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