Derailments are rare in Iran
This file photo shows a general view of railway tracks near Iran's south-eastern city of Zahedan, pictured in 2007. Four people were killed and 26 injured late on Friday when a train derailed while running between Zahedan and the capital Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency. © - HO/AFP/File
Derailments are rare in Iran
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Last updated: November 10, 2012

Four killed in Iranian train derailment

Four people were killed and 26 injured late on Friday when a train derailed in central Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The service from the southeastern city of Zahedan to the capital had 324 passengers on board, the news agency quoted the head of Iran's Red Crescent rescue corps, Mahmoud Mozafar, as saying.

"A passenger train was derailed near the city of Yazd on Friday night. Unfortunately a passenger and three train crew were killed," Mozafar said.

Derailments are rare in Iran but in 2004 a freight train carrying fuel and fertiliser derailed and exploded near the northeastern city of Neishabour, killing 289 people.

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