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Ten dead at railroad crossings

16 March 2007

BRUSSELS – Railroad infrastructure manager Infrabel reports that ten people were killed in accidents at railroad crossings in 2006.

On Thursday it was reported at a press conference with Minister for Mobility Renaat Landuyt (SP.A) that no fewer than 53 people had been killed. “That’s not correct, there were a total of 56 accidents, in which 10 people were killed,” Infrabel clarified on Friday.

For the sake of clarity, Infrabel gave a run down of the accidents: “There were 47 accidents involving cars in which three people were killed, one accident with a motorcycle in which no one was killed, five accidents with cyclists in which four were killed, and three accidents with pedestrians in which three were killed.”

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Subject: Belgian news