Two trains collide in Austria – multiple injuries (PHOTO)
Two trains have collided near Vienna in Austria, leaving around 20 passengers injured, Express.co.uk reported.
Roman Hahslinger, a spokesman for railway company OBB, said a Railjet intercity train with 30 people on board struck an empty regional train, resulting in the Railjet train tipping over.
The collision occurred around 6pm local time, according to reports, and Fire service spokesman Franz Resperger said two train passenger cars apparently turned over.
The incident is believed to have happened near Kritzendorf, around 19km north of the capital.
Emergency services have rushed to the scene.
Details are emerging slowly and at least four of the casualties are said to have been seriously injured.
There is no immediate information available about the cause of what appears to be a side-on collision.
Both of the trains were travelling in the same direction at the time of the collision.
One of the victims has been airlifted to a Vienna hospital with head injuries.
Infrastructure Minister Norbert Hofer said: “We suspect that the cause is to be found in human error, not in a technical defect, but that will be verified in the coming days.”