In the Hekimhan district of Malatya, the train numbered 53071, consisting of ore-laden wagons owned by TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. The accident caused serious damage to the wagons and rails.
The accident occurred at Hekimhan Station at noon. The iron train loaded with iron ore, under the direction of mechanic Mustafa Kemal Pektaş, set out towards the garage. However, the brakes of the train in progress have been released. The mechanic then separated the wagons from the locomotive and changed scissors. Rapidly moving wagons hit empty wagons waiting to go to Sivas at the Garda, 53071 km away. With the impact of the crash, many wagons were derailed and overturned.
The locomotive used by the machinist Mustafa Kemal Pektaş lost its speed near the station and stopped. In the accident with no injuries, while the Machinists were taken to the Hekimhan State Hospital by 112 Emergency Service teams for control, damage occurred on the railroad cars and railroads.
TCDD officials, the accident was closed due to the opening of the railway for the opening of the work was initiated, the car will be re-opened with the removal of the wagons. An investigation was launched against the accident.