Three dead and 40 injured in Belgium train crash: BBC News

09:00, 06 June 2016
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At least three people have been killed and 40 injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, according to the town's mayor, BBC News reports.

A passenger train crashed into the back of a goods train at high speed, said Belgium's rail infrastructure manager, Infrabel, according to BBC News.

The two trains were on the same track, a spokesman for Infrabel said.

A witness told French newspaper L'Avenir that the train carriages were completely destroyed.

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"Two of the six carriages derailed and are lying on the tracks," said a statement issued by Infrabel and the national rail operator, SNCB.

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