Three killed and 40 injured in Belgium Train Crash


Belgium: A train collision in Belgian town of Hermalle-Sous-Huy has killed three people and injured 40 others. Belgian officials said the train slammed into the back of the goods train, as it was travelling at high speed on the same track.

It was carrying around 40 passengers when the crash took place near the city of Liege at around 11pm local time on Sunday, according to Belgian rail authorities.

Several passengers had to be extracted from the wreckage following the "violent collision", which derailed two of the passenger train's six carriages.

Emergency services and reinforcements remain at the site of the crash.

The circumstances of the crash remain unclear, with questions remaining over whether the passenger train was able to brake before the collision.

“A train which traveled on the route between Moeskroen and Liers, with around 40 passengers on board, struck a freight train that was traveling on the same track," train operator NMBS said in a press statement. "The emergency services immediately responded and are currently still hard at work."