Monday 24 September 2018

Two people seriously injured after train derails in Austria

Two people were seriously injured when the passenger train derailed on the local railway (einsatzdoku.at via AP)
Two people were seriously injured when the passenger train derailed on the local railway (einsatzdoku.at via AP)
Two people were seriously injured when the passenger train derailed on the local railway. (einsatzdoku.at via AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A passenger train has derailed in Austria, leaving two carriages lying on their side and two people seriously injured, police said.

Another 26 people sustained light injuries in the derailment near St Poelten, west of Vienna, according to the Red Cross.

Franz Resperger, a spokesman for the fire service in the Lower Austria province, told the Austria Press Agency that the accident happened shortly after 7am.

Around 80 people were on board the train at the time, and a third carriage remained on the tracks.

Two people were seriously injured when the passenger train derailed on the local railway. (einsatzdoku.at via AP)
Two people were seriously injured when the passenger train derailed on the local railway. (einsatzdoku.at via AP)

The train belongs to the Mariazellerbahn, a local narrow-gauge railway, and was headed to St Poelten.

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