A commuter train has derailed near the northern Italian city of Milan, killing at least three people and injuring about 100, officials say.
Firefighters are trying to free several people trapped in the carriages of the train that derailed at the Pioltello Limito station, reports BBC.
Ten people are critically injured. Hundreds of commuters were on board. A problem with the coupling between carriages is being investigated as a possible cause of the accident.
Rescue at crash scene
The Trenord train was heading to Milan’s Porta Garibaldi station from Cremona when the incident happened at around 07:00 (06:00 GMT).
Two helicopters have been deployed to the rescue operation, newspaper Corriere Della Sera reports (in Italian). Some of the injured are receiving first aid in a nearby field. A witness told Repubblica newspaper that the train “began to tremble” before the accident.
Milan police chief Marcello Cardona said: “We have identified a failure between wagons, but all the investigations are still underway.”