A commuter train in Italy derailed Monday after a landslide sent boulders rolling onto the tracks, according to officials.

Italy’s national fire service, the Vigili del Fuoco, said around 6 p.m. that a locomotive and first carriage derailed on the regional train line between Venezia and Trieste in the northern part of the country.


The train was traveling near Bivio di Aurisina when it hit the boulders with 22 passengers on board. Video released by fire officials showed firefighters helping people off the train through rear doors.
Boulders also could be seen on the tracks as first responders surveyed the scene. Recent improvement work had been carried out in the area near the landslide.

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