Two people killed, many injured after train hits truck in Italy

Angelo Anderson
May 24, 2018

The train's driver and a technician were killed, and at least 20 others were hurt, according to Torino Repubblica.

Two people were killed and 18 others injured when a regional train collided with a truck in northern Italy on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The driver was one of the dead; the other was a passenger who died on the way to hospital.

One of the injured was reported to be a crew member, while the rest were passengers.

The Italian information company ANSA mentioned the primary fatality was the engineer of the practice, which smashed into the truck close to the city of Caluso at 11:20 p.m. on a run from Turin to the suburb of Ivrea.

At the time of the accident he was in a van accompanying the heavy goods vehicle, other media reported.

According to La Stampa newspaper, witnesses said the vehicle, which was registered in Lithuania, looked to be a particularly large and heavy truck.

"It's like there was an quake out of nowhere", another passenger told Repubblica.

Photos show the train torn apart by the horrifying collision as emergency services desperately attend the crash.

The line remained closed on Thursday morning and Trenitalia was running replacement bus services instead. The group called the toll "unacceptable" and urged regional authorities to replace such crossings with alternatives that don't bring people or vehicles onto train tracks.

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