At least 36 people were killed and 95 injured when two Iranian passenger trains collided near the city of Shahroud, about 400 km (250 miles) east of Tehran, state television reported. It said the death toll was likely to rise.
Video footage showed four derailed carriages, two of them on fire. A spokesman for Iran’s Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze.
Fars quoted provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz as saying the death toll was expected to rise.
It was not clear how many passengers had been on the trains but Fars said 100 had been rescued.
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