Salisbury train crash: Reports of passengers injured

Passengers are said to have been injured afterwards a two train accident in Salisbury.

The incident occurred when a wagon derailed after hitting an object and a second train collided with it when the signaling was affected.

Sources told the PA news agency that up to a dozen passengers could have been injured.

All passengers have been evacuated and are believed to be minor injuries, with sources describing people as “wounded on foot”.

Emergency services, including around 50 firefighters, are on site near London Road in Salisbury.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “At around 7pm tonight, the rear car of the 1708 Great Western Railway derailed from Portsmouth Harbor to Bristol Temple Meads after encountering an object on its approach to Salisbury Station.

“The derailment switched off all signaling in the area. Subsequently, the train of the South Western Railway from 1720 from London Waterloo to Honiton collided with the Bristol train.

“There are reports of injuries and the rescue services are on site together with the first-aiders of the railway.”

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The derailed train is believed to be on its side, but the South Western Railway train is standing upright.

A critical incident has been reported and the line at the end of Salisbury is closed.

The UK traffic police announced that an accident center has been set up at St. Mark’s Church on St. Mark’s Avenue in the city.

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