Emergency workers continued to work into the night at the scene of a train derailment that killed at least 10 people and wounded 73 others in northwest Turkey.

The train came off the rails after heavy rains and a landslide, Turkish television channels quoted a health ministry official as saying.

It was carrying over 360 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages went off the tracks, the transport ministry said in a statement.

Television images showed several derailed train wagons laying on their side and emergency personnel walking to reach the crash site.