Train Derails Near Milan, Killing at Least 3 and Injuring Dozens

Milan train crash
Emergency services work at the scene of the derailed trains in Pioltello on the outskirts of Milan Credit REUTERS
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26 January, 2018

The train, which was full of commuters, came off the tracks between Treviglio and Piotello in the suburbs of Milan around 7am this morning.

Milan police chief Marcello Cardona told ANSA: "We have identified a failure between wagons, but all the investigations are still under way to clarify the picture".

Rescue crews gingerly climbed through them, helping the passengers to escape.

The cause of the derailment is not yet clear.

Five or six people are still trapped inside the train, according to the TV station.

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Journalists watched from a field about 100 metres away from the site, where three helicopters arrived to rush the injured to hospital while another patrolled the area. No less than two autos from the center of the train got off the rails and were left remaining at a point.

The train's operator, Trenord, said in a tweet that a "technical problem" caused the incident.

The train was headed for central Milan from Cremona with hundreds of commuters on board.

Only the cars in the middle of the train derailed. In July 2016 more than 20 people were killed in a head-on collision between... In 2009, 32 people were executed when a cargo train conveying melted oil gas derailed and detonated in Viareggio, in focal Italy's Tuscany locale.


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