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.
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.