Train Derails In Deadly Collision With Crane


One person has been killed after a Dutch passenger train hit a maintenance crane and derailed, according to local media reports.

Pictures on Dutch news websites showed four carriages lying on their side in a field after the collision, which also left several people injured.

Rene Vegter, a spokesman for Prorail, which manages Dutch railways, said the crash happened at around 9am local time (8am UK time) in Dalfsen, 75 miles (120km) east of Amsterdam.

Mayor Han Noten told Dutch radio station NOS that one person had died.

The train was operated by Arriva, a subsidiary of German company Deutsche Bahn. A spokesman for Arriva could not immediately be reached for comment.

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