Two killed, 100 injured in Italy train crash

Two centre carriages came off the rails, coming to rest at an angle.

A train derailment near Milan, Italy, killed at least three people on Thursday, according to authorities. Rescue crews helped passengers escape.

The train with 6 coaches ran from the cremona at 5:30 in the morning.

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Numerous passengers were travelling to work in Italy's economic capital, or were students. The accident happened between the stations of Pioltello and Segrate, just to the north-east of Milan.

A hospital in the nearby city of Monza has suspended all operations as they await injured commuters. Another 13 people were seriously injured.

At least six people are still stuck inside one of the carriages, Rai Radio1 reports, though emergency services have not ruled out there could be more.

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They said: "Service interrupted between Treviglio and Milan due to technical difficulties on an earlier train". There is known to have been another instance of a train partially derailing near Pioltello in July 2017, though without causing any injuries.

A piece of the track appeared broken, and officials said a wheel sustained damage as well, though the cause was under investigation. In 2016, 23 people were killed when two trains collided on a single track in an olive grove in Puglia, southeastern Italy.

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