Trains collide near French border

A passenger train and a freight train collided near the French border yesterday, killing one person and injuring several others. Two injured people were admitted to hospital and another six people suffered minor injuries, Luxembourg police said. The
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A passenger train and a freight train collided near the French border yesterday, killing one person and injuring several others. Two injured people were admitted to hospital and another six people suffered minor injuries, Luxembourg police said. The passenger service from Thionville in north-east France hit the goods train near Bettembourg in Luxembourg, close to the French border, at around 9am local time. Around 100 rescue workers were at the scene, along with psychological support workers. Rail operator CFL has suspended trains between Luxembourg City and Thionville for 48 hours.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2017, with the headline 'Trains collide near French border'. Print Edition | Subscribe