Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

A passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, killing two dozen people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said Monday.

Investigators believe that heavy rains caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing Sunday’s crash, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said.

The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board. Five of its six cars derailed. (AP)

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<p>Rescue workers and paramedics work at the site of a train derailment near Corlu in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Osman Orsal/Reuters) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Rescue workers and paramedics work at the site of a train derailment near Corlu in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Osman Orsal/Reuters)

<p>Recovery officials work around overturned train cars, near a village at Tekirdag province, northwestern Turkey on July 9, 2018. (Photo: IHA via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Recovery officials work around overturned train cars, near a village at Tekirdag province, northwestern Turkey on July 9, 2018. (Photo: IHA via AP)

<p>Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

<p>Emergency services rescue victims from overturned train cars near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Emergency services rescue victims from overturned train cars near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

<p>A reacts after part of a train derailed, a village in Tekirdag province, northwestern Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

A reacts after part of a train derailed, a village in Tekirdag province, northwestern Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

<p>An overturned train car is seen near a village at Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

An overturned train car is seen near a village at Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

<p>Emergency services place casualties from a train derailment onto a pick up truck, near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Emergency services place casualties from a train derailment onto a pick up truck, near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

<p>Emergency services rescue victims from overturned train cars near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) </p>
Dozens killed in Turkey train derailment

Emergency services rescue victims from overturned train cars near a village in Tekirdag province, Turkey July 8, 2018. (Photo: Mehmet Yirun/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

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