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One dead and several hurt after trains collide in Luxembourg

A passenger service and freight train collided.

20170214-600-003 Source: Luxembourg Police

A PASSENGER TRAIN and a freight train have collided in Luxembourg, 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 8am GMT.

“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.

- © AFP, 2017 

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