Passengers wounded in Arnhem train crash

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21 November 2006, ARNHEM - The firemen had to cut the deformed train carriage open to release one of the passengers stuck in a train arriving from Zutphen at Arnhem station Tuesday morning, after a cargo train crashed into it.

21 November 2006

ARNHEM - The firemen had to cut the deformed train carriage open to release one of the passengers stuck in a train arriving from Zutphen at Arnhem station Tuesday morning, after a cargo train crashed into it.

Four severely wounded passengers were hospitalized. Fifteen more people had to be treated for minor injuries, said a spokesman for the South Gelderland police department, newspaper 'De Volkskrant' reported.

The crash occurred at 10.15 am. The accident most probably was due to the operation of a wrong switch. According to one of the train station workers, one of the locomotive drivers had anticipated the crash and had run out of his cabin. It remains unclear which of the two drivers it was.

The police reported that the cargo train wasn't carrying any dangerous substances. Most of the train platforms at the station remained closed for a prolonged period, which resulted in serious delays.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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