Authorities say two passenger trains collided after one derailed in southern England town of Salisbury
LONDON – Two passenger trains collided after one derailed in Salisbury in southern England, authorities said on Sunday.
Network Rail said the rear car of a passenger train derailed after it “struck an object” as it approached Salisbury station, about 113 kilometers southwest of London. The derailment “destroyed all signage in the area”, and a second train then collided with the derailed one.
“There are reports of injuries and emergency services are on site with rail first responders,” Network Rail said.
It was not immediately clear how many people were injured. British media reported that all passengers had been evacuated and the injuries were deemed minor.
About 50 firefighters rushed to the scene of the collision, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services said.