50 people injured in Austrian train accident

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  • In the Austrian city of Salzburg, an investigation was launched after two trains collided
  • Around 54 people were injured during the collision’  apparently caused by falling objects

An investigation is underway after two trains collided at the central railway station in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

According to local media, a pushing locomotive was hooked to a train that followed the Zurich-Vienna route, when it crashed into a passenger train.

According to the spokesman for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Robert Mosser, most of the passengers were asleep during the incident. Presumably, the injuries were apparently caused by falling objects. Around 54 people suffered minor injuries, reports said.

A large number of rescue workers were deployed in the scene, including volunteers from Red Cross.

Injured people from both trains were brought to hospitals. The engine driver also needed medical assistance.

Both trains were carrying around 240 passengers.