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    This picture released by Iranian Fars News Agency shows the scene of two trains collision about 150 miles (250 kilometers) east of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

    At Least 36 Killed, 80 Wounded in Train Collision in North-Central Iran

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    At least 36 people were killed and about 80 people were injured after two passenger trains collided in Iran’s north-central Semnan province, the FARS news agency reported on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the news agency, the incident took place at a station near the city of Shahroud at around 7:40 a.m. local time (04:10 GMT). One of the trains crashed into another, and as a result, four carriages were derailed, while two of them started burning.

    ​The rescue operation is hampered by severe weather conditions, which include heavy snow and sleet, the agency reported.

    The number of fatalities and casualties is expected to rise.

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