Two killed as train smashes into truck stuck on level crossing and carriages derail In Italy



Two people have been killed and 18 others injured after a train hit a large truck that was stuck on a railway crossing, causing multiple carriages to derail.

The accident, in which the train driver was killed, happened late on Wednesday in northern Italy close to Turin.

Three of the train's carriages came off the rails, local television footage showed.

Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage.

The train smashed into the truck near the town of Caluso at 11.20pm, about 50 minutes after the train began its run from Turin to the suburb of Ivrea



Several carriages derailed after the crash close to Turin CREDIT:ALESSANDRO CONTALDO /AFP

"The regional train 10027 Turin-Ivrea hit a heavy goods vehicle that had stopped on a functioning railway crossing after crashing through the barriers," RFI, which manages Italy's rail network, said in a statement.


"According to early information, the driver of the train was killed and many other passengers have been injured," the statement added.

According to the AGI news agency, the second victim was taken to a Turin hospital by helicopter with severe injuries, but he did not survive

Two killed as train smashes into truck stuck on level crossing and carriages derail In Italy Two killed as train smashes into truck stuck on level crossing and carriages derail
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