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In pictures: Rescue effort and aftermath of train derailment near Milan

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In pictures: Rescue effort and aftermath of train derailment near Milan
Emergency services workers search the wreckage for trapped passengers. Photo: Italian Fire Service
10:58 CET+01:00
A train derailed west of Milan on Thursday morning in a serious rail accident which has reportedly killed three passengers and left around a hundred injured.

Pictures from the scene show the wreckage of the train after its central carriages derailed, and rescue efforts from the teams of firefighters and emergency services at the site.

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An aerial view of the train after the derailment at around 7 am. Photo: Italian Fire Service


Only the central carriages were affected in the incident. Photo: Italian Fire Service


Firefighters search the dented wreckage. Photo: Italian Fire Service


90 firefighters were involved in recovery efforts. Photo: Italian Fire Service


The derailment occurred near the town of Pioltello, west of Milan where the train was heading. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Scenes from inside the wreckage showed the extent of the damage. Photo: Italian Fire Service


Search and rescue efforts lasted for around two hours. Photo: Italian Fire Service


Emergency service workers transport one of the victims. Some of the injured received first aid treatment in a nearby field. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Rescuers carry a victim on a stretcher. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Emergency services provided helicopters to transport some of the most seriously injured to hospital. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP

This video shows emergency services at work. Video: Crazy Boom/YouTube

Anyone looking for information about loved ones who may have been affected by the derailment can call one of two dedicated helplines: 02 7758 4184 or 02 7758 4892.

 

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