At least one dead as passenger train derails in the Netherlands

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One dead as passenger train derails in the Netherlands

A passenger train has derailed after hitting a crane on a crossing in the Netherlands, with reports that a number of passengers have been injured.

Pictures show the train lying on its side in a field following the collision near the central Dutch town of Dalfsen.

Rene Vegter, a spokesman for Prorail, the company that manages Dutch railways, said the crash happened at around 9am.

More follows.

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