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

About 40 slightly injured in Austrian train accident - police

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

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.

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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