The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 15, 2013
 
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Stolen train crashes into building in Sweden

 
 

STOCKHOLM (AP) - A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot on Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, officials said.

The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital, police spokesman Lars Bystrom said. No one else was injured.

Bystrom said the woman was arrested on suspicion of endangering the public.

Tomas Hedenius, a spokesman for train operator Arriva, said the woman, born in 1990, stole the four-car train at a depot outside Stockholm.