48 Hurt in Tehran Metro Crash

48 Hurt in Tehran Metro Crash48 Hurt in Tehran Metro Crash

At least 48 people were injured after two metro trains collided in Tarasht Metro Station on Tehran Metro Line 2 on Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced. The accident occurred at 6:10 pm. There were no reports of fatalities.  According to a report by the ministry, 40 of the injured were transferred to three hospitals (Shariati, Rasoul-e Akram, and Imam Khomeini hospitals) for in-patient treatment, IRNA reported.  Over 30 ambulances were dispatched to help the victims.  Ehsan Moqaddam, head of public relations of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company, said the incident occurred when a moving train collided with a stationery one that had halted due to technical problem at the metro station.

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