One person dead after train hits crane on Dutch crossing

Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 by The News Editor

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One person has died and a number of passengers have been injured after a train slammed into a crane on a crossing and derailed, emergency services in the Netherlands said.

Four carriages were left lying on their side on or near the rails after the accident near the central Dutch town of Dalfsen, which happened at around 9am local time (0800 GMT) on Tuesday.

The local security services said in a tweet that one person was confirmed dead and a number of passengers were injured. It did not give further details.

Local mayor Han Noten told Dutch broadcaster NOS that there were not many passengers on the train.

Dalfsen is some 78 miles (125km) east of Amsterdam.

Investigators were heading to the scene to establish the cause of the crash.

The crash happened at a crossing as t he train was travelling between the eastern cities of Emmen and Zwolle, according to Prorail, the company that manages the Dutch railway network.

Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 by The News Editor

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