One dead and dozens injured in a train accident in the Netherlands

One dead and dozens injured left a train accident in the Netherlands. (Kyrlian de Bot/via REUTERS) (Social networks/)

A person died and at least 30 turned out wounds19 of them seriously, this Tuesday in the derailment of a passenger train in southern Netherlandsthe emergency services said.

The train derailed after colliding with construction machinery located on the tracks at the height of the town of Voorschotenon the line between Hague and Amsterdam, the sources indicated.

“One person died and at least 30 others were injured. Eleven people were sheltered in neighboring houses, while the seriously injured were taken to hospital ”, indicated the Hollands Midden emergency services.

The accident occurred around 03:30 (local time) when the double-decker intercity train collided with construction material located on the tracks in Voorschoten, 8 kilometers north of The Hague.

Images of the scene and press reports show the front of the derailed train on the adjacent field, and a second car leaning on the track.

The train derailed after colliding with construction machinery located on the tracks near the town of Voorschoten.  (REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw)
The train derailed after colliding with construction machinery located on the tracks near the town of Voorschoten. (REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw) (PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW/)

A third car was in good condition, but the fourth it burnedindicated the Dutch agency ANP.

Some 60 people were on board at the time of the accident.

Service on this busy line, which connects Amsterdam with Brussels and Paris, has been suspended and will not resume until at least the afternoon, railway authorities said.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, including a helicopter, to transport the most seriously injured to hospital.

The accident occurred around 03:30 a.m. (local time).  (Kyrlian De Bot/via REUTERS)
The accident occurred around 03:30 a.m. (local time). (Kyrlian De Bot/via REUTERS) (KYRLIAN DE BOT/)

“We heard a very loud noise and suddenly the lights went out,” an unidentified witness told local television Omroep West.

“We couldn’t get off the train initially because there was no power,” the man said, looking shaken. “We were finally able to after what seemed like hours,” he added.

The worst rail accident in the Netherlands occurred in 1962. in the collision between two passenger trains in Harmelen, near the central city of Utrecht, which killed 93 people and injured 52 others.

One person died and six were injured when a train collided with a hydraulic crane in 2016 in the center of the country. In addition, another collision near Amsterdam in 2012 left one dead and 117 injured.

At the beginning of March a train accident left at least 57 people dead and dozens injured.

It was a frontal collision between a passenger train and a freight train that left several wagons turned into jumbles of steel and forced people to break windows to escape.

It was the worst rail accident in the country’s history.

(With information from AFP)

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