A train derailed on Friday close to Coimbra in central Portugal, killing two people and injuring dozens, including 9 severely injured, Portuguese SIC TV reported.
A total of 280 passengers were on the train bound for Porto when the crash with a working machine occurred, a source from the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) told SIC TV.
According to local official Mario Nunes, two dozen injured were sent to several local hospitals. The rest of the people on the train were being taken to a municipal center where they would have psychological and medical support after being attended at a small field hospital.
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa lamented the “serious railway accident” this afternoon.
“Heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims, and I wish the numerous injured people a speedy recovery, awaiting the results of the technical and judicial investigations,” the president said in a statement.