Two trains collided at Fisherton Tunnel in the southwestern English city of Salisbury on Sunday, injuring a number of people, police said, declaring the crash a major incident.
“A number of people have been injured, but thankfully no one has died,” British transport police said.
While most of the people were “walking wounded,” a small number of injured people, including the engineer, have been taken to the hospital, the police said in a statement.
Fire trucks and ambulances were at the scene near Salisbury station, police said. The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said it helped evacuate approximately 100 people.
The BBC quoted a spokesman for Network Rail, a track operator, as saying the rear carriage of one train derailed after striking an object on its approach to Salisbury station and the incident disabled all signaling in the area.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Reuters