Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Train crash in Puglia kills driver, 18 passengers injured


(ANSA) - Brindisi, September 24 - The driver of a high-speed
train travelling from Rome to Lecce died and as many as 18
passengers were injured in a crash in Puglia on Monday.
The train hit a semi-trailer truck at a level crossing and
derailed after the impact.
The truck driver, who is now being questioned by police,
managed to jump to safety.
It has been alleged that he crossed the train tracks
illegally, as a safety barrier was coming down.
At least 13 of the injured passengers are in hospital - two
with head injuries and several with neck problems.
Another five received medical treatment at the scene.
Uninjured passengers were to be taken by bus to their
The railway, Ferrovie dello Stato, has called an internal
inquiry into the accident.
Consumer group Codacons complained that the number of
railway accidents at level crossings is on the rise and better
safety measures should be put in place.

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