One killed, 22 injured in Austrian train collision

Niklasdorf crash map

Niklasdorf crash map

The cause of the crash is not yet clear.

Police spokesman Leo Josefus said Monday that one train hit the side of the other train about 12:25 p.m. near the station in the town 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of the city of Graz.

In December eight people were injured in a train derailment near the capital Vienna. Several wagons derailed as a result.

Reports suggest 22 have been injured, including three children, with some rushed to hospital.

Austria's APA news agency reported one train was a EuroCity passenger train on its way to Saarbruecken, Germany, while the other involved was a regional train. Police said the deceased victim was a woman, but did not identify her.

Rescue workers are attending the scene.