At least three people are dead after a train derailed in Milan.

According to CNN, the train was travelling near Pioltello in the city’s outskirts when two carriages came off the rails at roughly 7am local time, leaving at least eight people in critical condition.

The train was reportedly travelling at a “normal speed“. The train’s operator, railway company Trenord, is saying that the derailing occurred due to a “technical problem“. The AP is reporting that it derailed at a switch mechanism, with a local prefect said that it is likely that the switch played a role in the accident.

Local emergency services official Cristina Corbetta told Sky TG24 that around 100 people sustained injuries as a result of the crash.

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