Scottish train derails, no injuries: emergency services

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A train derailed in Scotland on Sunday and at least one carriage was left overhanging the track, but none of the passengers were seriously hurt, emergency services said.

Firefighters said two carriages were "precariously balanced" over a 15-metre (50-foot) embankment after the train from Glasgow to Oban derailed near Argyll and Bute on the west coast shortly before 9:00pm (2000 GMT).

"There are no reported serious injuries," added a spokesman for the British Transport Police.

"This is a two car train and the leading car has derailed and caught fire. All passengers have been safely taken off the train, but the leading car remains overhanging the road."

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