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Head-on Austria train crash leaves five seriously hurt

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 January, 2013, 6:20pm
UPDATED : Monday, 21 January, 2013, 6:20pm

Two packed commuter trains collided head-on in Monday morning rush-hour traffic in the Austrian capital Vienna, leaving five people seriously hurt, emergency services said.

“At the moment there are five people seriously injured and several people with light injuries,” emergency services spokeswoman Claudia Gigler told reporters. “The seriously injured were taken immediately to hospital.”

Austrian automobile association OeAMTC said that one person was trapped inside the wreckage and that many of the passengers were suffering from shock.

Gigler added that the reason for the crash “remains unclear at the moment”.

Austrian Railways spokeswoman Sarah Nettel said that the crash occurred at 8.45am in the Penzing district of western Vienna.

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