Italy train accident leaves two dead, 18 wounded

| Updated: May 27, 2018 11:31:08

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Two people have died and 18 others suffered injured when a regional train crashed into a truck in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services said on Thursday.

The five-carriage train smashed into the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) late Wednesday after the truck had broken through a level crossing and got stuck on the tracks between the towns of Rodallo and Caluso, Italy’s state train company said.

The drivers of both the train and a vehicle accompanying the HGV, which was carrying an exceptional load, were killed, reports Reuters.

The local train connects the regional capital of Turin with the northern city of Ivrea.

It was the latest in a series of deadly accidents on Italy’s rail network.

In January three people were killed when a train derailed along a busy commuter route near Milan. In 2016, 23 people died when two trains collided in the southern region of Puglia.

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