One killed and at least 50 people injured in high-speed train derailment in Portugal

 rt.com  07/31/2020 15:55:00 

31 Jul, 2020 15:55

One killed and at least 50 people injured in high-speed train derailment in Portugal

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A high-speed train and a maintenance machine crashed on Friday in Portugal's central region, leaving one person killed and at least 50 people injured.

The accident occurred near the city of Soure in the central part of the country. 

The train was carrying 240 people, according to Reuters. The country's national relief operations authority CNOS said over 160 rescue personnel are working at the site, as well as two medical helicopters.

Five of the injured are said to be in critical condition, while 30 have only minor injuries.

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