At-least four people killed and around ten also seriously injured when a commuter train derailed near Milan, Italy.
The packed Trenord train was going to Milan’s Porta Garibaldi station from Cremona
The train crash occurred during the morning rush hours around 07:00 (06:00 GMT) at the Pioltello Limito station. Rescue teams have rescued many people from the wreckage of the carriages.
According to police sources, a problem with a track might trigger the derailment. On the other hand, an eyewitness revealed that the train shivered for a few minutes before the accident
The packed Trenord train was going to Milan’s Porta Garibaldi station from Cremona.
A spokesperson for Trenord told that train was travelling at normal speed when crash occurred.
Raffaele Cattaneo, president of the regional council expressed that,
“A train can derail for only two reasons; either through a structural collapse of the track or a collapse of the train. This is the first thing that needs to be cleared up”.
Regional director Vincenzo Macello briefed, “The rail track collapse was detected 2.3km [1.4 miles] before the spot of the accident… but it is premature to establish the dynamics of the accident”.
History of Italy’s deadly train accidents
In July 2016, two trains crashed on a single track in Puglia leaving 23 people lifeless.
Six passengers killed in November 2012 accident when a train hit their van as it crosses railway tracks in Calabria.
In June 2009, freight train carrying liquefied petroleum gas overturns in Viareggio that caused a large explosion and killed more than 30 people.
Seventeen people died in a confrontational collision between a passenger and a freight train near Crevalcore in January 2005. A passenger train also derails in Rometta Messina and killed eight people in July 2002.
Long ago in April 1978, at-least 42 people lost their lives when two trains collide near a ravine next to Murazze Vado and some carriages also fall into the gorge.
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