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Several injured, fire reported after train accident in the Netherlands | Transport News News

Thirty people have been injured, some seriously, after a train carrying at least 50 passengers derailed in the southern Netherlands.

The accident took place in the town of Voorschoten, some 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of the capital Amsterdam, at around 3:30 a.m. (01:30 GMT), according to broadcaster NOS.

Two of the four carriages of the double-decker train derailed, and the ANP news agency reported a fire in the rear carriage.

NOS quoted a spokesman for the Hollands Midden security region as saying there were “many casualties”.

The accident was initially reported to have occurred after the passenger train collided with a freight train, but Dutch Railways later announced that the passenger train had collided with a construction crane that was on or near the track.

NOS said emergency services, including a helicopter, had been deployed with the injured being taken to hospital.

The train was heading from Leiden to The Hague when the accident occurred. Train services on the route have been suspended.



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