ISTANBUL May 29 Part of a train station on a
new Turkish high-speed rail line still under testing partially
collapsed in the northwestern province of Sakarya on Thursday,
injuring at least five workers, the Dogan news agency and
broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
The incident on the 533 km (330-mile) track, a high-profile
project that will link Istanbul and the capital Ankara, took
place less than three weeks after a mining disaster killed 301
workers and drew protests over Turkey's poor record on workplace
The Transportation Ministry said earlier this week that the
high-speed link would become operational in June and that it had
been delayed due to sabotage attempts, including the theft of
cables and other equipment.
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Nick Tattersall and