Italy’s state police force Polizia di Stato has released CCTV footage captured moments before a commuter train crashed near Milan on January 25, killing three people and leaving more than 100 injured.
The video shows the train travelling through Pioltello-Limito station on its way to Porta Garibaldi, with sparks flying as at least one carriage scrapes a platform edge.
A statement on the force’s website reads (Translated from Italian): “From the images we can guess that the train was already in difficulty and in fact soon after derails from the tracks causing deaths and injuries.”
The train service, which derailed around 7am, was operated by Trenord. Managing director Cinzia Farisè said (Translated from Italian): “Our thoughts and our condolences go first of all to the families of the victims, we express our closeness to the wounded and to all the people who were on board the train.”
A full investigation is underway to establish the exact cause of the incident.
#Milano sul luogo dell’incidente ferroviario tra Segrate e Pioltello sono intervenuti anche i poliziotti del Nucleo Operativo Incidenti Ferroviari composto da personale della #PoliziaFerroviaria con specifica e consolidata esperienza nella rilevazione di incidenti ferroviari pic.twitter.com/uMpoQhDoIm
— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) January 25, 2018
Italy’s state police force also shared pictures from the scene (above)