Vienna Train Derailment Kills One, Injures Dozens

A train accident on Monday evening on the Pottendorf line in Münchendorf (Mödling district) left one dead, three seriously injured, and at least ten slightly injured.

A “Ventus” train carrying 70 passengers derailed on the Raarberbahn (REX 7657) while it was making its way from Deutschkreutz to Vienna main station.

One of the train’s six cars crashed into a field while another was thrown sideways adjacent to the tracks on the embankment.

The identified fatality was a 25-year-old man from Eisenstadt who was trapped under the train. 

The Lower Austria state police reported rescuers employed emergency services with hydraulic rescue equipment to rescue the trapped train driver. 

Among those seriously injured in the crash were a 35-year-old and a 78-year-old from Vienna-Floridsdorf and Vienna-Landstrasse. 

At least ten more people were injured in the incident but no other details have been released. 

The injuries sustained by the train passengers were treated in governmental clinics on an outpatient basis.

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