Tunisia train collision leaves one dead, 39 injured

The train crash at Dubosville station in Tunis injured 39 people (AFP Photo/Sofienne Hamdaoui)

Tunis (AFP) - A passenger who was trapped in his seat when two trains collided in a suburb of the Tunisian capital died of his injuries on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

Ministry official Naoufel Somrani told Shems FM radio that "it took time to free the person ... and unfortunately he has died", following Tuesday's accident at Dubosville station.

Thirty-nine others were also injured, he said, lowering an earlier toll from the interior ministry of 49 people hurt.

On June 16, Tunisia experienced one of its worst railway disasters, with 18 people killed when a train hit a lorry and derailed at a level crossing south of the capital because of a signals failure.

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