Citta di Castello (Perugia)

Train derails near Perugia, four-five people injured

Incident caused by debris on tracks after wall collapses

Train derails near Perugia, four-five people injured

Citta di Castello (Perugia), April 8 - Four or five people have been taken to hospital with injuries after a train coach derailed and fell in its side near the central Italian city of Perugia on Monday. The injured people were reportedly not in a serious condition. Umbrian Regional Transport Councillor Silvano Rometti said the accident had been caused by debris being on the track after heavy rainfall caused part of a wall near the exit of a tunnel to collapse. Around 20 people also received medical treatment at the scene, reportedly with very minor problems. "It was an event that was absolutely impossible to predict and the exceptional rain that has hit Umbria and the whole of Italy in recent days contributed," said Rometti. "Fortunately, there were only minor injuries. The regional government will continue to monitor the situation over the next few hours and follow the work to remove the train. "Substitute transport services have already be launched".

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