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At least two dead after high-speed train derails near Milan

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Police is seen at the scene where a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed, in Lodi, Italy February 6, 2020. Polizia di Stato/Handout

Police is seen at the scene where a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed, in Lodi, Italy February 6, 2020. Polizia di Stato/Handout

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Police is seen at the scene where a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed, in Lodi, Italy February 6, 2020. Polizia di Stato/Handout

A high-speed train derailed in the northern Italian province of Lodi in the early hours of Thursday, killing at least two people and interrupting traffic on the line between Milan and Bologna, officials said.

Emergency services were at the scene and a railway official said two people had been killed and two others had suffered relatively serious injuries. A number of others had minor injuries.

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Police is seen at the scene where a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed, in Lodi, Italy February 6, 2020. Polizia di Stato/Handout via REUTERS

Police is seen at the scene where a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed, in Lodi, Italy February 6, 2020. Polizia di Stato/Handout via REUTERS

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Sky Italia television said two members of the train crew had been killed and 27 people injured.

The train skipped the tracks some 40 km (25 miles) from Italy's financial capital Milan at around 4.30 am this morning, state railways said in a statement. It added that the causes of the accident were being investigated.

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Reuters