Two in hospital after train crash

26th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 June 2006, AMSTERDAM — Two people are still in hospital following a train collision in Maastricht on Saturday, a spokesperson for the city hospital said.

26 June 2006

AMSTERDAM — Two people are still in hospital following a train collision in Maastricht on Saturday, a spokesperson for the city hospital said.

The patients are expected to remain in hospital for a few more days. They were among a total of 41 people injured when a passenger train from Kerkrade ploughed into a stationary train at Maastricht station on Saturday.

One person was seriously injured and two people suffered broken bones. The rest suffered bruising and an assortment of light injuries. There were a total of 65 passengers in the train at the time of the collision.

Experts are working to establish the cause of the crash and police say the driver of the passenger train will be an important witness. It is expected the investigation will last two weeks.

The damage to the trains was not major and they were pulled apart late on Saturday.

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Subject: Dutch news

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