Train derailment kills two, injures twenty in northern Italy

Written by on May 24, 2018

National Volunteer Fire Brigade Federation(TURIN, Italy) — At least two people were killed and 20 injured on Wednesday night after a passenger train derailed in northern Italy.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. local time after the train hit a cargo truck near Turin, according to several local media outlets. The truck’s cargo wasn’t immediately known.

Rescuers were still on the scene several hours later, looking for passengers who may have been trapped beneath the wreckage. Firefighters were assisting.

The train’s driver and a technician were killed, and at least 20 others were hurt, according to la Repubblica. Three of those injured were listed in critical condition.

Images on the National Volunteer Fire Brigade Federation’s Facebook page showed that at least two of the train’s cars had flipped over.

Paolo Malgioglio, a passenger, said he felt lucky to be alive.

“I tried to pull the door open, but it was stuck,” Malgioglio, 23, told Torino Today. “I really don’t know how I made it out like this. I really don’t.”

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