Forty-one people were hurt when two rush-hour commuter trains crashed head-on in the Penzing area of Vienna yesterday morning. A spokeswoman for Austrian railways said human error had not been ruled out as a possible cause of the crash.
The accident occurred with the two trains heading towards each other directions on a single set of tracks. The signal would have normally warned one of them to wait on another set of tracks until the other passed.
"Five people were seriously injured and taken immediately to hospital," emergency services spokeswoman Claudia Gigler told AFP.