Two killed, 100 injured in Italy train crash
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 26, 2018,
Jan 26, 2018, 1:38
An aerial image of the scene, released by fire crews, shows one carriage has bent nearly in half after coming off the tracks, while the carriage behind has also derailed and been damaged.
She said the incident happened at around 7 am (0600 GMT) near the Milan suburb of Segrate.
All passengers were now accounted for, the Red Cross in Italy said.
The injured were evacuated on stretchers, with the more seriously hurt receiving first aid in a field near the accident.
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At least two carriages from the middle of the train were involved in the derailment, and pictures from the scene showed them partially upturned off the rails.
According to Italian publication La Repubblica, passengers say they felt the train vibrating for some time and with intensity before it left the tracks. Three helicopters were deployed on the accident site and one helicopter was patrolling the area to immediately bring the injured to the hospital. The rescue operations are on and over 10 people are believed to be trapped inside the wreckage. Then it braked suddenly and derailed.
Trenord, the railway company operating the commuter trains, has halted services between Milan and Treviglio.
A problem with a track switch is being investigated as a possible cause, police said.
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