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High speed train crashes in northern Italy, kills two drivers

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

06th Feb, 2020. 08:32 pm
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train accident in Italy

A train derailed in the northern Italian province of Lodi in the morning of Thursday, two drivers were killed in the accident.

Officials said that its two drivers and interrupting traffic on the busy line between Milan and Bologna۔

According to the sources of Reuters, Video from the scene showed that the front engine and at least one passenger wagon had skipped the tracks, flipping onto their side. Photographs suggested the engine had broken clear of the rest of the train and smashed into an adjacent building.

The head of Italy’s civil protection unit said the two dead were the train drivers. A further 27 people were hurt, but none had life-threatening injuries.

“There shouldn’t be any more deaths,” the government representative in Lodi, Marcello Cardona, told reporters at the scene, adding it was lucky the toll hadn’t been higher.

Officials said only 33 people had been aboard the early morning train, which had left Italy’s financial capital Milan at 5.10 a.m. (0410 GMT) and was heading to the southern city of Salerno.

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