One Killed, 22 Injured In Austrian Train Collision

Two passenger trains collided Monday in central Austria, killing one person and injuring 22 others, the police told AFP.
Austrian Train Collision
Police said the accident happened a little before 1 pm (1200 GMT) at Niklasdorf station in Styria province. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

A train company spokesman said the trains involved were a local service and an intercity train from Graz, which is about 40 kilometres (24 miles) from Niklasdorf, to Saarbruecken in Germany.

Part of the vehicle was hanging over the road’s guard rail, about to fall into a 100-metre (330-feet) precipice, when the man leapt from his front-row seat and pulled the brake at the last second.

“We were a hair’s breadth from catastrophe,” a police spokesman said, adding it was “incredible luck” that the passenger’s reflexes managed to stop the bus.

In December eight people were injured in a train derailment near the capital…

Original published: 2018-02-13 05:30:28 Read the full Vienna News here


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