Nine people were killed and others 46 injured. Three of those were severely injured, according to the governor’s office. The train was traveling from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya. 206 passengers were on the train at the time of the crash. Three of the dead were train conductors, while the other six were passengers. During the collision, parts of the overpass at Marsandiz station collapsed onto the train. The high-speed train was not scheduled to stop at Marsandiz. It was not immediately clear if a signalling problem had caused the accident. At least two cars derailed.
Governor Vasip Sahin said that search and rescue efforts continued as ‘technical investigations’ were underway to find out exactly what caused the crash in Yenimahalle district. Several ambulances were at the scene. Sniffers dogs were assisting with efforts to find survivors.The US Embassy in Antara expressed its “deepest condolences” to the victims of the crash on Thursday. “We share the great sorrow and wish quick recovery to the many injured,” the embassy’s official Twitter account said.