One dead and many injured: serious train accident in Austria

Status: 09.05.2022 21:36

A serious train accident has occurred near Vienna. Emergency services report one dead and many injured. Nothing is known about the cause of the accident.

At least one person has died in a train crash near the Austrian capital Vienna. As the authorities announced, a train in the Mödling district derailed in the early evening. Two wagons of the so-called Raaberbahn fell.

At least one dead and several injured after train crash in Vienna

Tagesschau 12:50 a.m., May 10, 2022

According to the Red Cross, three people were seriously injured and nine others lightly injured. A hundred uninjured passengers were transported to a rescue center. The Austrian newspaper “Der Standard” even reported about thirty injuries, citing an employee of the emergency call center.

Photos from the crash scene show that two cars slid down a low embankment. One of them is in a field a few meters from the railway embankment.

According to initial information, around 100 rescuers and four helicopters have been deployed to the Münchendorf area to rescue the victims. No information was initially available on the cause of the crash.

An aerial view shows the crash site. Two wagons overturned and slid off the embankment.

Image: dpa

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