Derailed train: points had defect

Two drivers killed in accident last week

(ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - The points that caused a high-speed train to derail near Lodi last week, killing its two drivers, had a faulty electrical component, Marco D'Onofrio, the head of the national rail safety agency, told a Senate committee on Thursday.
    D'Onofrio said that "obviously" rail company RFI has stopped installing this component. Five RFI rail network maintenance workers who worked on the track shortly before the crash are under investigation.
    Lodi prosecutor Domenico Chiaro said his office was considering putting other people under investigation after the revelations of the rail safety agency.