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Monday 19 February 2018

One dead, 22 injured after Austrian trains collide

The accident involving two trains happened near the station in Niklasdorf, a town 40 miles north of Graz.

Rescuers and rail workers walk at the scene of a train crash in Niklasdorf (AP)
Rescuers and rail workers walk at the scene of a train crash in Niklasdorf (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

One person has died and 22 others were hurt after two passenger trains collided in central Austria.

One train struck the side of the other near the station in Niklasdorf, a town 40 miles north of Graz, police spokesman Leo Josefus said.

Photographs of the accident scene showed the side of a Germany-bound EuroCity train torn away, with a regional Austrian train next to it.

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The incident took place about 40 miles north of Graz (AP)

Authorities said a woman on the EuroCity train was killed, and three children were among the injured.

Red Cross spokesman Lucas Kundigraber said 17 people were taken to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. He said 19 ambulances and two emergency doctors were sent to the scene.

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The injured included three children, police said (AP)

Mr Josefus said the cause of the crash, which happened at about 12.25pm local time (11.25pm GMT), is not yet known.

The EuroCity train was heading to Saarbruecken, Germany.

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