Two dead, 18 injured in Italy train accident

  • Two dead, 18 injured in Italy train accident

Two dead, 18 injured in Italy train accident

The collision resulted in the train's locomotive and two carriages going off the rails.The train driver died on the spot, Italian media reports. The group called the toll "unacceptable" and urged regional authorities to replace such crossings with alternatives that don't bring people or vehicles onto train tracks.

Firemen and rescue personnel get to a train that plowed into a big-rig truck that was on the tracks, killing the train's engineer and injuring 16 passengers near Turin, northern Italy, early Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Firefighters, emergency services, and the military police were called to the scene.

The HGV was carrying a number plates from Lithuania and was driving to a warehouse close to where the crash took place. It said for unknown reasons the truck had smashed through the barrier and ended up on the tracks. The truck's cargo wasn't immediately known.

The crash occurred near the town of Caluso, just north-east of Turin, forcing the engine and two carriages off the rails.

ANSA quoted a young woman who broke her leg in the crash as saying she felt as if she was being pushed from behind, then fell.

The practice left Turin at 10:30 p.m.

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In January, three people were killed when a train derailed along a busy commuter route near Milan.

Two people died and 20 were injured when a regional train crashed into a truck in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services said on Thursday.