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Landslide derails train in northern Italy, leaving two injured

English.news.cn   2014-01-18 10:04:44

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Two engine drivers were injured on Friday when a train connecting northwestern Italy to France veered off the tracks due to a landslide, local reports said.

According to ANSA news agency, at least one railcar and the engine completely derailed when the train found a mass of water, mud and rock on its tracks about 500 meters from the station in the town of Andora.

The derailment left the two drivers of the train injured, though not seriously, while the around 200 passengers onboard were unharmed.

Train delays were expected in the entire northwest, ANSA said, noting that the area was connected by a sole track.

Over the past few days, northwestern Italy has been battered by waves of bad weather that forced several families to evacuate their homes.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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