Twenty-four people have been killed after a train derailed in north-western Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag says. The train was en route to Istanbul from the town of Kapikule on the Bulgarian border, according to reports. Six of the carriages derailed, with about 360 passengers on board, state-run TRT Haber TV channel said. The exact cause of the crash is unclear but authorities have blamed bad weather and a landslide for the accident. CNN Turk, though, reported that a collapsed bridge was the cause of the accident.
The train derailed in Tekirdag province with more than 360 people on board, reports say.