Two trains collide in Amsterdam, 136 injured

In Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, 2 passenger trains that went mutually on the same rail collided head-on. In the catastrophic accident, 56 were seriously, 136 people were injured. The accident occurred as a result of the collision between the high speed train and the suburban train from the Sloterdijk Station in the capital to Nijmegen at around 18.30. The passengers on the train were thrown left and right inside the train with the severity of the collision. After the accident was reported to the authorities, many aid and rescue teams arrived at the scene. The injured in the wagons of the two trains were rescued in a short time after the intense work of the fire department and taken to the hospital. Hospital officials stated that 136 of 80 people injured in the accident were treated on an outpatient basis. It was announced that 56 of the 13 seriously injured passengers who were taken to the hospital by ambulances were in danger of life. Two train drivers fighting head on are also among the seriously injured. It was explained that most of the injuries were due to fractures, crushes and cuts.


After the accident, those traveling between Amsterdam and Schipol were transported to their destination by bus. The accident, 40-50 trains run at the speed of the area occurring, the number of injured more prevented recorded. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Source: SABAH

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