Officials walk on rail tracks on the site of a train accident in which workers were killed, in Brandizzo, Italy, August 31, 2023. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
Five Italian railway workers were killed when they hit by a train near Turin, the state railway Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Rfi) said on Thursday.
The workers were replacing some track outside the station of Brandizzo, on the line connecting Milan and Turin, at about midnight on Wednesday when they were run over by a train transporting wagons.
The train was travelling at about 160 kph (100 mph), news agency ANSA quoted police as saying.
“Rfi expresses great sorrow … and offers its condolences and closeness to the families of the dead workers,” the company said in a statement.
Two workers managed to avoid the goods train and were unhurt, ANSA reported.