Derailed Train Leaves Two Drivers Dead, 28 Others Injured

Two people have lost their lives after a high-speed train derailed at 180mph near Milan today.

According to the Police, the train came off the rails, and it overturned near Lodi on the line from Milan to Bologna early in the morning after the leading power car broke off from the rest of the train, smashing into a freight cart on an adjacent track before ploughing into a nearby building

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According to reports, two train drivers had been killed while 28 people sustained various injuries.

According to a railway official, out of the injured, two people had serious injuries, and they have been taken to nearby hospitals.

The civil protection chief, Angelo Borrelli, told Italian television that one of those injured was believed to be a railway cleaner,  but his condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

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Emergency workers were seen surrounding the detached power car at the scene. The trailing carriages are believed to have continued traveling for a little longer before one of them overturned.

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