November 28, 2021

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At least 17 people have been injured in two train derailments in southwestern Britain

Local rescue services said the crash was “serious” and about 50 firefighters intervened at the scene.

Two trains crashed Sunday near Salisbury in southwestern Britain. In the crash, 17 people were injured and one driver was trapped in the train. The BBC quoted local officials as saying.

The accident happened at 18:46 local time when the train collided with an unknown object and derailed after entering the tunnel. The BBC reports that the train derailed, damaging the signal on the tracks, resulting in a second train colliding with the derailed train.

Local rescue services said the crash was “serious” and about 50 firefighters intervened at the scene.

A BBC correspondent said none of the passengers were seriously injured. 17 people were taken to the hospital and the trapped driver was rescued and given medical treatment.

Other trains were stopped on the collision track.

“Rescue services are intervening in an accident in the Fisherton subway near Salisbury station … The path is closed for (rescuers) to work. We appreciate the patience of our customers and at the same time do everything we can to respond to the crash,” said Network Rail, a British line operator.

According to the BBC, the Railway Accident Investigation Agency has also been called to the scene.

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