Train derails in Austrian Alps, 15 slightly hurt – (A)

A train derailed early Friday on a railway line in the Austrian Alps, and one carriage apparently fell into a river, authorities said. Fifteen people were slightly injured.

The derailment happened on the Mur Valley railway, a narrow-gauge line in central Austria, the Austria Press Agency reported. The local Red Crosss initial information was that one of the trains carriages fell into the Mur River.

Everyone on board the train was rescued, APA reported. Some 50 people were believed to be affected, including 45 children.

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