Train accident in Italy kills two, injures 18

At least  two people have  died and 18 others   injured after  a regional train crashed into a lorry in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, emergency services told Reuters on Thursday.

The five-carriage train smashed into the lorry late Wednesday after the heavy goods vehicle broke through a level crossing and got stuck on the tracks between the towns of Rodallo and Caluso, Italy’s state train company said. Reuters reported

The drivers of both the train and the lorry were killed.

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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