Italy Train Crash: Three People Dead After Commuter Train Derails Near Milan

Saul Bowman
January 26, 2018

At least 3 people died and over 100 others were injured after a train derailed near Milan in Italy.

Chiara Ambrosio, Milan Deputy Police Chief, told broadcaster SkyTG24 that people were still being pulled out of the wrecked carriages, "it was commuter hour, the train was full".

They also show a team pulling a passenger from a tilted carriage, and trying to get to more people with ladders propped up against the windows.

The train was heading from Cremona into Milan's Garibaldi station.

Delrio said that investment in rail safety and security in Italy had risen 34=% in the last three years.

He said that at least 10 people are seriously injured. The accident happened between the stations of Pioltello and Segrate, just to the north-east of Milan. The images from the scene show one of the carriages twisted onto itself. The cause was not immediately clear.

A witness told Repubblica newspaper that the train "began to tremble" before the accident.

Many commentators and social media users pointed to chronic problems with Italy's commuter trains, which some said had been neglected in favour of funnelling investment into the high-speed rail network.

The reason for the train crash is as yet unknown. In 2016, two trains collided while traveling on a single track in southeast Ppulia region, leaving 23 people dead.

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