At least two people were killed and two others injured in a railway accident in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday, an official said.

The accident happened when two freight trains coming in the opposite direction crashed on the Kalecik-Kirikkale route at 6.30 a.m. local time (0330GMT), Ismail Ozdemir, the secretary-general of the United Trade Union of Transport Employees, told the reporters.

Ozdemir said the wagons of the trains were empty and there was nobody but only four operators in the two trains.

Operators Hanifi Adem Yuksel and Omer Baltat lost their lives in the accident and Mehmet Karaagac and Murat Ozyilmaz were injured, he said.

The severe incident derailed and tilted some wagons.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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