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Major incident declared after two trains collided in Salisbury, UK

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A major incident has been declared after two trains collided in Salisbury, southern England.

In total 17 people are reported to have been taken to hospital.

The collision happened near London Road and involved a South Western Railway and a Great Western service.

A train driver, who was trapped, was treated by paramedics.

The crash happened at 18:46 GMT when one train hit an object in a tunnel, and the second train then collided with it due to signalling problems.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue declared the crash a "major incident", with some 50 firefighters attending the scene.

Police, the ambulance service and coastguard helicopters were also sent to the scene.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch, a government agency, is deploying inspectors to the site of a collision between two trains near Salisbury Tunnel Junction. On arrival they will commence a preliminary examination of the scene.

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Nov-1-2021
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