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High Speed Train Accident In Italy Results In Death Of Five Railway Workers

Brandizzo Mayor Paolo Bodoni said that investigations were underway but a communication error is not excluded.

A train crashed into a group of railway workers working on track replacement. The workers, whose ages ranged from 22 to 52, were fatally injured while carrying out their tasks.

Local news sources have stated that the train collision occurred in the northern Italy region of Turin resulting in the unfortunate demise of five workers and the injury of two additional individuals.

The individuals were working for a company involved in the replacement of sections of the railway track that links the significant northern urban centers of Turin and Milan. 

Reports from Italian media outlets such as ANSA and the Corriere della Sera indicated that the train was moving at approximately 160 kilometers per hour at the time of the occurrence.

Paolo Bodoni, Mayor of Brandizzo, Italy, informed the AGI news service that an emergency responder had recounted to him a disturbing sight, where human remains were spread out over a distance of 300 meters.

The mayor described the incident as “chilling” and a “huge tragedy” stating that investigations were in motion.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), the organization responsible for Italy’s railway network, conveyed their profound sadness over the incident and extended their sympathies to the families of the workers who lost their lives.

The mayor also mentioned that he will wait until the investigation’s results are known, however, he acknowledged the possibility of a communication error.

Frances Ibiefo

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