A spokesman for state train firm Ferrovie dello Stato confirmed an accident had occurred in Pioltello, some 40 kilometres from Milan.
So far 3 people have been confirmed dead, and over 100 people are injured. Officials say that currently 10 people are in critical condition, fighting for their lives.
This all happened on everyone’s normal commute to work during early morning rush hour.The Trenord commuter service derailed at the Pioltello Limito station. According to reports two cars peeled off the rails and came to rest at an angle.
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The rescue teams were quick to respond, diving into the ruble and crumbled train cars helping survivors to safety.
This is a developing story