1 person dead after train hits crane on Dutch crossing

2016-02-23 14:55
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The Hague - A commuter train derailed after slamming into a crane which was crossing the tracks early Tuesday in the eastern Netherlands, killing one person and injuring six others, local emergency services said.

The accident around 09:00 left the train's four carriages lying on their sides on or near the rails outside the town of Dalfsen, 125 km east of Amsterdam.

The crash happened at a rail crossing, according to Prorail, the company that manages the Dutch railway network. Investigators were heading to the scene to establish the exact cause of the crash.

Local security services said in a tweet that one person was confirmed dead, two injured people were hospitalised and four more were treated at the scene and released.

Dalfsen mayor Han Noten told Dutch broadcaster NOS that there were not many passengers on the train, which was traveling between the eastern cities of Emmen and Zwolle.

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