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Several hurt, fire breaks out in Netherlands train collision

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Several people were ‘seriously injured’ and a fire broke out after a passenger train carrying at least 50 people derailed following a collision with a freight train in the Netherlands, local emergency services said early on Tuesday.

The front carriage of the passenger train derailed after and ploughed into a field, ANP news agency said. The second carriage was on its side and a fire broke out in the rear carriage, its said.

Rescue teams were at the scene of the accident near Voorschoten, a village between The Hague and Amsterdam, a notice from the local emergency services said.

Dutch Railways (NS) said in a tweet that trains between Leiden city and parts of The Hague were cancelled due to the collision.

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