Dutch trains crash without causing injuries

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Two trains derailed on Saturday following a slow-speed collision near the Dutch city of Gouda.

12 October 2008

The police say no passengers were injured in the accident. A Dutch intercity train hit the international high-speed Thalys from Paris when both trains were sent onto the same track at a faulty point.


Rail authorities say the damage to the trains and track is considerable. The Thalys had been rerouted because of maintenance on its regular route via The Hague. The maintenance and the crash have left rail traffic in the centre of the country severely disrupted.

Radio Netherlands

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