Several people reported injured after trains collide in south-west England

The accident happened in a tunnel near Salisbury station on Oct 31, 2021. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

LONDON (REUTERS, AFP) - Two trains collided on Sunday (Oct 31) in the south-western English city of Salisbury, police said.

"A number of people have been injured but, thankfully, no one has died," British transport police said.

A spokesman for the national Network Rail company said the last carriage of one of the trains was derailed after hitting an object as it exited a tunnel near Salisbury station, before being rear-ended by the second train.

The accident happened at around 7pm local time (3am Monday, Singapore time).

Fire trucks and ambulances were at the scene, Wiltshire police said.

The BBC said one of the train drivers was believed to have been trapped in the cab of the train.

Train operator Great Western Railways said the incident involved a train travelling between Portsmouth and Bristol and another train that was travelling from London's Waterloo Station to Honiton.

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