1 killed, 20 hurt as Belgian train derails

Published on : Sunday, February 19, 2017

Belgian train derailsA train carriage toppled on its side following the derailment of a train killing, at least, one person and injuring about another 20 travellers. The incident occurred close to the Belgian capital Brussels, railway officials say.

The accident happened as the train was leaving the Leuven station at a slow speed heading towards the capital.

Emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene of incidence, which happened at 12:20 GMT on Saturday.

The damaged carriage could be seen on its side part way down a slope. Services between Leuven and Brussels have been suspended, officials said.

Last June, at least, three people were killed and nine injured in a train crash in the town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege.

In February 2010, 18 people were killed when two passenger trains collided at Halle, south-west of Brussels.

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