April 20, 2018 / 5:56 AM / a month ago

About 40 slightly injured in Austrian train accident - police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two passenger trains were involved in a crash while being coupled together at the main station in the Austrian city of Salzburg early on Friday, and up to 40 people were slightly injured, police said.

A train is seen after a crash in Salzburg, Austria, April 20, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy CHRISTIAN HENNIG/via REUTERS

One train slammed too hard into another from Zurich as they were being coupled together, a police spokesman said.

“A Nightjet (train) was stopped at platform 4 and in a coupling procedure another train drove into it from behind,” the spokesman said, adding that the number of injuries was not expected to rise significantly.

The accident happened at about 4:45 a.m. (0245 GMT/10.45 p.m. ET, Thursday), the spokesman said.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Robert Birsel

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