President Hassan Rouhani requested an increasing speed of save endeavors and an examination concerning the reason for the fatal crash in the northern territory of Semnan that left no less than 40 individuals were slaughtered and 100 harmed. Video footage demonstrated four crashed carriages, two of them ablaze. A representative for Iran’s Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news office that firefighters were attempting to control the burst.

“I was sleeping when the crash happened. I thought it was an air strike. When I opened my eyes, there was blood everywhere,” one hospitalized traveler said.

Fars cited Semnan commonplace representative Mohammad Reza Khabbaz as saying the loss of life was relied upon to increment. The legislative head of Tabriz told the semi-official Tasnim news organization that the moving train had 400 travelers on board. It was not clear what number of travelers had been on the second prepare. Fars had before said 100 had been saved.

“Out of the 400 travelers, 48 are missing. They may be hospitalized or left the zone, however there is a high probability that they were murdered,” Rahim Shohratifar told Tasnim.

The semi-official Mehr news office said four of the dead were railroad representatives on board the trains. Khabbaz told Iranian TV it created the impression that a prepare entering the Haft-Khan station on the edges of Shahroud furrowed into another that had separated there.

“The underlying examination recommends that a mechanical disappointment, conceivably brought about by icy climate, constrained the express prepare, working between the urban areas of Tabriz and Mashhad to stop (at Haft-Khan),” Khabbaz said.

A neighborhood official told state TV that the remote area of the crash had moderated protect endeavors. “So far just a single helicopter has achieved the scene on account of get to troubles,” said nearby Red Crescent boss Hasan Shokrollahi. Iran’s rail arrange matured seriously under monetary assents forced over its debated atomic program, making it hard to modernize moving stock, and wellbeing benchmarks endured. The approvals were lifted in January after Iran achieved an arrangement with world forces to point of confinement its atomic action.