Passenger train derailment in Belgium killed one, injured dozens

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Pictures from the scene show the train derailed and a wagon lying beside the track. Emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene of the crash, which happened at 12:20 GMT. They have evacuated about 50 passengers, the railway operator said.”The victim who died, was not on the train,” Leuven mayor Louis Tobback told to the media. He was found crushed underneath. “Condolences to victims and family members of the train accident in Leuven. Thanks to the emergency services for rapid intervention,” Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Twitter, en route to the scene of the crash site. All train traffic in and out of Leuven, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Brussels, was interrupted, including some trains heading to the airport. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

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