ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say two passenger trains have collided at a train station in the country's south, slightly injuring nine passengers and two crew.
Turkish State Railways said Thursday that the train, which was traveling from the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, rammed into an empty passenger train maneuvering at a station in the nearby city of Adana late Wednesday.
A similar accident last month in central Turkey left 12 people injured when a freighter train rammed into a passenger train.
Turkey is trying to improve its rail system, which is beset by signaling malfunctions, ill-equipped trains, deteriorating tracks and a lack of barriers at road crossings.
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