Particular attention is paid to this crash due to the fact that at the place of the train’s derailment, Italian security officials found a violation of the integrity of the railroad tracks. Experts say that in place of one of the rail junctions there is no upper part of the rail about 20-30, see cm.
From the report of the police department:
The train crash was probably caused by a violation of the rail track and the appearance of an approximately 20-centimeter cut.
The locomotive and the first carriage were able to pass this cut, the remaining cars left the rails. At the same time the train was moving at a speed of about 100 km / h.
Edition Corrierre della sera publishes a photo with a damaged section of the railway bed.
In the photo you can see the absence of one of the mounting bolts.
Milan prosecutors opened a criminal case on the fact.