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Eight injured as two trains collide and carriages overturn near Vienna

The accident occurred at 5pm near the station of Kritzendorf.

Two passenger trains collide near Vienna, Austria
Two passenger trains collide near Vienna, Austria
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TWO REGIONAL TRAINS have collided near Vienna, Austria, knocking two carriages over and hurting eight people, none of them seriously, officials said.

The accident occurred at 5pm near the station of Kritzendorf, about 20 kilometres north-west of Vienna.

Four people sustained moderate injuries and four others light wounds, said Infrastructure Minister Norbert Hofer.

One person was airlifted to hospital with head injuries but they was conscious.

“We believe that the cause was likely human error, not a technical fault. But this will be investigated in the coming days,” Hofer said.

Both trains were emptied of people by 6.30pm.

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