Train crash in Belgium leaves three dead and dozens injured

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Baku, June 6, AZERTAC

A passenger train travelling at high speed has crashed into the back of a freight train in the eastern Belgian municipality of Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse, killing three people and injuring dozens, BBC said.

“A train... carrying around 40 passengers crashed into the back of a freight train on the same track,” Belgian railways SNCB said in a statement. “The collision derailed two of the six carriages.”

Françis Dejon, the mayor of the Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse district told Belga news agency three people were dead and 40 injured in the crash, according to a preliminary estimate. He said the impact of the crash was “very violent”.

A crisis center was set up at the scene of the accident.

By 2am, all passengers had been freed from the wrecked cars, RTL said. Some of the survivors were taken to a nearby abbey. Others were reportedly transported to a local sports center, where they were being offered psychological counselling.

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