Report: dozens injured in Netherlands after train strikes truck on tracksBy AP
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Report: injuries in train accident in Netherlands
AMSTERDAM — Dozens of passengers have been injured in a southern Dutch city after their train slammed into a freight truck that was stuck on a railway crossing, according to local media reports.
National broadcaster NOS says four passengers were taken away in ambulances after the collision, which took place near the town of Houthem, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) southeast of Amsterdam.
The train’s driver saw that he would not be able to stop in time and warned passengers shortly before the collision, the report Tuesday said.
The NOS said the truck was transporting cement plates.
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