Train accident in England described as ‘major incident’

At least 50 firefighters responded to the incident.

Two trains were involved in a crash Sunday afternoon in Salisbury, England, officials said.

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Department described it on Twitter as a “major incident”.

The department too confirmed that about 50 firefighters are responding to the incident.

No injuries have been reported.

“Officers continue to respond to the incident at the Fisherton Tunnel. A number of people have been injured, but fortunately no one is dead,” the British Transport Police tweeted. “Updates will continue to be shared here.”

The incident happened near Salisbury station, according to the PA news agency. One of the trains was allegedly derailed after hitting an object and was then hit by the other train as signaling was affected.

“We are currently on the scene of a train accident involving two trains between Andover and Salisbury,” Wiltshire Police wrote on Twitter. “We are responding with the fire and ambulance service at the site close to London Road, Salisbury. Will update as soon as we have more information.”

This is a development story, please check back for updates.

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