Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

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At least three people were killed and 13 seriously injured on Thursday when a train carrying some 250 people along a busy commuter route derailed near Milan in northern Italy, regional authorities said.

Several carriages of the train operated by Trenord derailed around 7 am (0600 GMT) close to the Pioltello Limito station, some 20 km (13 miles) outside Milan, Italian state-owned rail company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) said.

“There currently are three dead, five severely injured and eight injured in ‘code yellow’, all of whom are in hospital,” the body representing the Interior Ministry in Milan said in an emailed statement.

Search and rescue efforts ended around 11 am local time and about 100 passengers who suffered minor injuries were given shelter in a nearby gymnasium.

The head of Milan police said an investigation had been opened, with railway police interrogating the train driver. (Reuters)

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<p>Rescue workers and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Rescue workers and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>A woman is helped out of the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

A woman is helped out of the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: AP)

<p>Fire fighters and police officers work around derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Fire fighters and police officers work around derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>A passenger on a stretcher talks to a woman after being rescued from a derailed train, in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

A passenger on a stretcher talks to a woman after being rescued from a derailed train, in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP)

<p>Serious train accident between Pioltello and Segrate, train Trenord derails causing several injuries and deaths<br> Train derailed between Pioltello and Segrate, Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: IPA/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Serious train accident between Pioltello and Segrate, train Trenord derails causing several injuries and deaths
Train derailed between Pioltello and Segrate, Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: IPA/REX/Shutterstock)

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Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

<p>An injured person makes a phone call after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

An injured person makes a phone call after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>This image provided by the Italian firefighters Vigili del Fuoco shows firefighters inside a train wagon trying to help a passenger out after the train derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

This image provided by the Italian firefighters Vigili del Fuoco shows firefighters inside a train wagon trying to help a passenger out after the train derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

<p>Fire fighters and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Fire fighters and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>An injured passenger is assisted after a train derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

An injured passenger is assisted after a train derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP)

<p>A police officer keeps back members of the media as a train passenger is taken away on a stretcher after a train derailed, in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

A police officer keeps back members of the media as a train passenger is taken away on a stretcher after a train derailed, in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP)

<p>A train passenger on a stretcher is carried to a helicopter after a train derailed at the station of in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

A train passenger on a stretcher is carried to a helicopter after a train derailed at the station of in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Luca Bruno/AP)

<p>Scientific police officer and rescuers stand by the wagons of a derailed train in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Scientific police officer and rescuers stand by the wagons of a derailed train in Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP)

<p>An injured person lies on a stretcher after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

An injured person lies on a stretcher after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers work at the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Rescuers work at the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: AP)

<p>Rescue workers help an injured person on a stretcher after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

Rescue workers help an injured person on a stretcher after two trains derailed in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>An aerial view shows a derailed train at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP) </p>
Deadly commuter train derailment near Milan

An aerial view shows a derailed train at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo: Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

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