Three-tram crash hurts 25 in Rotterdam

2014-03-10 18:12

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The Hague - At least 25 commuters were injured on Monday in a three-tram pile-up at a busy intersection in the southwestern Dutch port city of Rotterdam, police said.

"At this point we know that three trams have crashed into each other and around 25 people have been injured," spokesperson Wessel Stolle told AFP.

He said the accident happened around 12:50 at the busy Breeplein intersection in southern Rotterdam and that police and ambulances were at the scene.

Stolle was unable to give details on the nature or severity of the injuries, but Dutch news agency ANP said many were complaining of neck and back injuries.

Stolle said the cause of the accident was not yet known.

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