|Dozens injured in Austria train crash
Trains collide in Austria, five seriously injured
Two trains collided head-on Monday in Vienna, leaving five people seriously injured, Austrian Federal Railways said.
The accident occurred at 8:45 a.m. in the Penzing district, western Vienna, according to Austrian Federal Railways. Another 20 people have light injuries, it said, Xinhua news agency reports.
Rescue efforts involved dozens of volunteers and two emergency helicopters and the last passengers were able to leave the train at 10:30 a.m.
One passenger was reportedly stuck following the crash, and some passengers were suffering from shock.
"There was a technical problem. One of the trains received a signal to proceed that it shouldn't have,'' a railways spokeswoman Sarah Nettel said, according to AFP.
Last September a train derailed in the same area, without causing any injuries. An enquiry blamed human error for the incident after a rail worker switched a point the wrong way.