A severe train accident occurred in the north-east of Scotland, which was affected by severe flooding. As the British news agency PA reported, it is feared that at least two people have died. Many are said to have been injured.
Was before Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon Posted by “First report of seriously injured people” on Twitter. This is an “extremely serious accident”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a similar statement.
About 160 kilometers northeast of Edinburgh, very deep black smoke erupted at the crash site. According to the broadcaster BBC, about 30 ambulances were in use. It was said that a storm caused a landslide. According to the PA, the locomotive fell under an embankment in one of its four wagons.
Police said they were called to the crash site near the town of Stonehaven, south of Aberdeen, at 9.43 am (local time; 10.43 am CEST). British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said his thoughts were with the affected and their families.
Heavy rain and flood
Heavy rain in northeast Scotland caused flooding in parts of the region on Wednesday night. According to the Scottish Railways, rail traffic disruptions were caused by heavy rains and lightning strikes. The railway operator, Scotrell, warned of flooding in the area after the rains.
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