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At least 44 killed in Iran train collision

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>> At least 40 reported dead, more than a 100 injured, after these two trains collided in Iran. The wreckage chilling, and the death toll is likely to rise. State-run media say more than 400 passengers were aboard one train when it slammed into another part of the station. Fire fighters struggling to control the blaze as the survivors were air lifted away.
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The remote region, 150 miles from the capital, slowing rescue efforts. Local officials say an initial investigation suggests mechanical failure. Iran's rail system has aged badly under economic sanctions placed on the country over its disputed nuclear program, making it difficult to modernize. Sanctions were lifted in January under a deal reached with world powers.