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Iran: 48 people injured after trains collide in Tehran

Metro trains collide at the Tarasht station in Tehran, injuring 48 people; potential travel disruptions

06 Jun 07:18 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/6/2017, 12:00 AM until 6/6/2017, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Tehran

Event

On Tuesday, June 6, 48 people were injured after two metro trains collided in the underground Tarasht station in western Tehran. According to reports, a train that had stopped at the station due to technical problems was hit by another train. Emergency medical services were deployed and 40 of the injured people were taken to the hospital. Expect transportation delays in the city due to the accident.

Context

Transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers each day, the Tehran metro system has five lines and around 200 km (124 mi) of track.

Advice

Individuals are advised to anticipate potential travel disruptions via the metro system and other means of transportation throughout Tehran and allow additional time to travel. ​

 

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