World 14.2.2017 03:52 pm

One dead, several hurt in Luxembourg train crash: police

This handout photo released by the Luxembourg's Police Grand-Ducale shows a passenger train after it collided with a freight train near Dudelange in Luxembourg on February 14, 2017, killing one person and injuring several more, police said.
The passenger service from Thionville in northeast France hit the goods train at Bettembourg near the French border around 0800 GMT, they said.  / AFP PHOTO / POLICE GRAND-DUCALE / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

This handout photo released by the Luxembourg's Police Grand-Ducale shows a passenger train after it collided with a freight train near Dudelange in Luxembourg on February 14, 2017, killing one person and injuring several more, police said. The passenger service from Thionville in northeast France hit the goods train at Bettembourg near the French border around 0800 GMT, they said. / AFP PHOTO / POLICE GRAND-DUCALE / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / POLICE GRAND-DUCALE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

A passenger train and a freight train collided in Luxembourg on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring several more, police said.

The passenger service from Thionville in northeast France hit the goods train near Bettembourg close to the French border around 0800 GMT, they said.

“One person was recovered dead from the train,” Luxembourg police said in a statement. “Two injured persons were admitted to the hospital.”

A further six people suffered minor injuries, police added. Around 100 rescue workers are at the scene along with psychological support workers, they said.

The causes of the accident “are yet to be determined”, said the Luxembourg train company CFL, which operated the passenger train. Passenger services between Luxembourg and Thionville have been suspended with bus services replacing them for now, it said.

In 2006 six people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train at Zoufftgen, in northeastern France, near the site of Tuesday’s accident.

 

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