Luxembourg preps first explanation of train crash

13th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 13, 2006 (AFP) - The first results from a probe into train crash Wednesday on the French side of the France-Luxembourg border will be presented on Sunday, a spokesman for the Luxembourg railway said.

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 13, 2006 (AFP) - The first results from a probe into train crash Wednesday on the French side of the France-Luxembourg border will be presented on Sunday, a spokesman for the Luxembourg railway said.

"We are confident that we will be able to present the board with the first probe report which will give precise indications about the causes and responsibilities of the accident" said spokesman Paul Polfer.

The Sunday board meeting of the Luxembourg National Railway Company will also be attended by Transport Minister Lucien Lux.

Six people died, two were seriously hurt and 14 suffered minor injuries on Wednesday when a passenger train from Luxembourg carrying around 20 people and a cargo train smashed head-on just 1.5 kilometres south of the Luxembourg border.

The two trains hit each other on a bend as they moved in opposite directions along the same track while a parallel line was undergoing maintenance work.

They collided with such impact that the locomotive of the freight train mounted the front of the passenger train, sending several wagons scissoring out into woods alongside the track.

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