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Rescuers Search Wreckage of Turkish Train

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan angrily rejected calls on Friday to sack key officials after a recently inaugurated high-speed train came off the rails, killing 36 people and injuring 81. Under fire from passengers, the media and trade unions, he said he would await a report from an investigative team on Thursday evening’s crash, expected in seven to 10 days. Officials say a mechanical fault was probably to blame. But piling on the pressure, experts said the government had ignored warnings that Turkey’s creaking rail tracks could not handle the high-speed train link between the country’s commercial hub Istanbul and the capital Ankara. Full Story

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