Train hits pick-up on Silves level crossing: couple in hospital

A couple, described as in their 70s, was hurt today when their pick-up truck was involved in a collision with a train travelling from Faro towards Portimão.

The accident happened at the Poço Barreto level crossing, in the borough of Silves.

The pick-up was badly damaged along one side, while its occupants have been transported to Faro hospital.

Initial reports say it is unclear whether this was a genuine accident, or whether the driver of the pick-up truck ignored the fact that the crossing was closed, and a train approaching.

More details to follow.

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