Train derails at rush hour leaving three dead and 100 injured

Marsha Scott
January 26, 2018

Dozens of emergency personnel arrived on scene, with firefighters using cutting tools to free passengers trapped inside cars. One of the carriages was lying across the track, bent nearly at a right angle.

Debruto told Sky TG24 that it wasn't clear "if that was the cause or the result" of the derailment. No less than two autos from the center of the train got off the rails and were left remaining at a point. Some of the injured received first aid treatment in a nearby field. According to the reports, fire fighters were seen gathering in the coach trying to evacuate the injured passengers.

A fire brigade from the city's control room confirmed the crash has killed between three to five people.

The Trenord train was heading to Milan's Porta Garibaldi station from Cremona when the incident happened about 7am local time.

Italian media quoted witnesses as saying the train began to shake heavily as if it was travelling over rocks.

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Witnesses say the train was full of passengers before the accident.

Waiting medics then strapped some to stretchers and rushed them to hospital - while those with less severe injuries sat by the tracks and called loved ones to let them know they were alive.

The head of Milan police said an investigation had been opened, with railway police interrogating the train driver.

The train belonged to the Lombardy regional rail company Trenord, which is owned in equal parts by the public company Trenitalia and Ferrovie Nord Milano.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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