EMS updates on Karbala terror attack, Semnan trains collision

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Iran’s EMS spokesman said 11 Iranians injured in a terrorist blast in Karbala have been returned to the country, and confirmed 40 killed and 82 wounded in a trains collision in Semnan.

Mojtaba Khaledi, Spokesman for Iran’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), said the latest reports indicate the 8 Iranians including four men and four women who had been wounded in the Thursday terrorist attack in Hilla city of Iraq have been returned to the country.

“Two of the injured received outpatient treatment and were discharged, while the other six are still hospitalized but their general medical condition is fine,” he added.

He went on to add that there is yet no accurate information on the exact number of the injured, saying they are still waiting for the Red Crescent and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to announce the death toll.

Meanwhile, the secretary of Iran's Arbaeen central committee, Majid Aghababaei, said Friday night that the bodies of 71 Iranians martyred in the terrorist attack have arrived at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. He said that an accurate report on the number of martyrs cannot yet be released due to the bodies being unidentifiable, but stressed that no injured were among them and that all Iranian nationals were martyred in the attack.

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40 confirmed dead, 82 injured in Semnan trains collision

Two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan on early Friday, killing and injuring dozens of people.

EMS spokesman Khaledi said the collision occurred between a Tabriz-Mashhad train that had broken down on the railway due to a mechanical failure with another train that was en route from Semnan.

“Following the collision, a wagon in the Tabriz-Mashhad train caught fire which resulted in the death of 40 passengers and injury of 82 others,” he confirmed.

He went on to add, “the incident occurred far from a road access, therefore it took the ambulances about 45 minutes to arrive at the scene of the collision.”

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