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Austria: 2 trains collide at station in Vienna, 9 injured

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Two trains collided at a station in Vienna on Saturday, leaving nine people with largely light injuries, authorities said.

The accident happened at Meidling station, near the center of the Austrian capital, on Saturday afternoon. A Railjet intercity train headed for Villach in southern Austria with 30 people on board hit an empty regional train.



It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident, which resulted in part of the Railjet train derailing and tipping over.

Nine people were hurt, though the most severe injury was a hand fracture, the Austria Press Agency reported.

Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OeBB, said that a technical problem and human error were both possible causes. Investigators planned to question both train drivers, neither of whom was injured, as well as dispatchers.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Austria: 2 trains collide at station in Vienna, 9 injured

Two trains collided at a station in Vienna on Saturday, leaving nine people with largely light injuries, authorities said. The accident happened at Meidling station, near the center of the Austrian capital, on Saturday afternoon. A Railjet intercity train headed for Villach in southern Austria with 30 people on board hit an empty regional train. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident, which resulted in part of the Railjet train derailing and tipping over. Nine people were hurt, though the most severe injury was a hand fracture, the Austria Press Agency reported. Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OeBB, said that a technical problem and human error were both possible causes. Investigators planned to question both train drivers, neither of whom was injured, as well as dispatchers. Two trains collided at a station in Vienna on Saturday, leaving nine people with largely light injuries, authorities said.

The accident happened at Meidling station, near the center of the Austrian capital, on Saturday afternoon. A Railjet intercity train headed for Villach in southern Austria with 30 people on board hit an empty regional train.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident, which resulted in part of the Railjet train derailing and tipping over.

Nine people were hurt, though the most severe injury was a hand fracture, the Austria Press Agency reported.

Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OeBB, said that a technical problem and human error were both possible causes. Investigators planned to question both train drivers, neither of whom was injured, as well as dispatchers.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Austria: 2 trains collide at station in Vienna, 9 injured

Two trains collided at a station in Vienna on Saturday, leaving nine people with largely light injuries, authorities said.

The accident happened at Meidling station, near the center of the Austrian capital, on Saturday afternoon. A Railjet intercity train headed for Villach in southern Austria with 30 people on board hit an empty regional train.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident, which resulted in part of the Railjet train derailing and tipping over.

Nine people were hurt, though the most severe injury was a hand fracture, the Austria Press Agency reported.

Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OeBB, said that a technical problem and human error were both possible causes. Investigators planned to question both train drivers, neither of whom was injured, as well as dispatchers.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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