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Home News & Events One Dead And 30 Injured After Train Derails In Netherlands

One Dead And 30 Injured After Train Derails In Netherlands

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One life has been lost with not less than 30 persons reported injured following a passenger train that derailed in the southern Netherlands on Tuesday.

According to reports, the said train had gone off track after colliding with construction equipment on the line near the village of Voorschoten, between The Hague and Amsterdam.

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“At least 30 people were injured and are being treated on the spot. The seriously injured are being taken to hospital, while 11 are at homes of nearby residents,” Hollands Midden emergency services said.

“Specialists are working to secure the train.”

The double-decker intercity train which had 60 people onboard smacked into a building material on track  in the early hours of Tuesday.

Images from the scene and news reports showed a front carriage derailed and ploughing into a field, while a second derailed carriage landed on its side. A third carriage remained upright, while a fourth caught fire.

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Ambulance services rushed to the scene en masse, including a trauma helicopter, to take the most seriously injured passengers to the hospital. It was not immediately clear how serious their injuries were.

“We heard a loud bang and suddenly the lights went out,” an unidentified witness told the local Omroep West television news.

“We couldn’t initially get out of the train because there was no electricity,”.

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