Milan, Jan 25 (AFP) At least two people were killed and 10 seriously injured when a packed regional train derailed today near Milan in northern Italy, emergency services said. Also Read - 10-Year-Old Italian Girl Dies While Playing 'Blackout Challenge' on TikTok, Probe Underway

About 100 other people sustained light injuries, Cristina Corbetta, an official with the regional emergency services in Milan, told Sky TG24. Also Read - 'Scary, Yet Beautiful: Spectacular Videos Capture The Moment Italy's Mount Etna Erupts & Shoots Lava Into The Sky | Watch

She said the incident happened at around 7 am near the Milan suburb of Segrate. The cause was not immediately clear. Also Read - Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower With Over 100 Shooting Stars to Grace Skies Tonight; Know When, Where and How to Watch it

Two hours after the tragedy, rescuers continued to search the inside of the cars, at least two of which lay on the track, in search of trapped passengers.

A journalist for Sky TG24 at the scene said five or six people were still trapped inside.

Television images showed injured survivors being evacuated, the more serious receiving first aid in a field close by.

Only the cars in the middle of the train derailed.

The regional train was enroute from the town of Cremona to the centre of Italy’s economic capital.

It is the most serious rail accident in Italy since 23 people were killed in a high-speed head-on collision between two passenger trains in July 2016 in the southern Puglia region.(AFP)

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.