2 people were killed and more than 20 injured in Italy when a train hit a truck that was stuck on a level crossing, causing carriages to derail.
“At 11.20 pm the regional train 10027 Turin-Ivrea hit a heavy goods vehicle that had stopped on a functioning railway crossing after crashing through the barriers,” RFI, which manages Italy’s rail network, said in a statement.
The vehicle, a heavy truck carrying equipment for road surfacing, was registered in Lithuania and formed part of a convoy headed to a warehouse in nearby Foglizzo.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, including whether the truck driver made errors. The man, identified as a 39-year-old Lithuanian national, was not injured in the impact and has been questioned by police.