Italy: At least 3 dead, dozens injured after Milan train derails

Rescuers help people after a train derailed near Milan, Italy. Photo by Flavio Loscalzo/EPA

Jan. 25 (UPI) — At least three people were dead and dozens more injured after a passenger train derailed near Milan, Italy, on Thursday.

Nearly 100 people suffered minor injuries in the crash, while 10 people were seriously injured when the commuter-train came off the tracks.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m. EST at the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city in northern Italy.

Two of the train’s carriages swerved off the tracks and came to a stop at an angle. Rescuers climbed though the carriages to search for survivors.

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Rescuers continued to search for several survivors hours after the crash.

Trenord, the train’s operator, said a “technical problem” caused the derailment.

The crash is expected to cause transportation delays through the city for the rest of the morning.

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