Tehran, At least five people have been killed and 87 injured in a train accident in Iran's southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province, local media reported on Wednesday.
A train traveling from the Shuru area in Kurin district derailed because the tracks were covered in sand, ISNA news agency reported.
The victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Railroads in the Middle East are under constant threat of being covered by sand blown in by strong winds. This causes major problems for train traffic in the region.