Two Die, 18 Injured in Train Accident in Italy

May 24, 2018 Updated: May 24, 2018

MILAN—Two people died and 18 were 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.

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The twisted wreckage of a train that plowed into a truck the night before are seen in Caluso, near Turin, Italy, May 24, 2018. (Reuters/Massimo Pinca)

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

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The wreckage of the train with the mountains in the background in Caluso, near Turin, Italy, May 24, 2018. (Reuters/Massimo Pinca)

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.