Train crash kills 1, injures 10, in the Netherlands

Town mayor says the accident could have been worse. The early morning commuter train was only lightly occupied, whereas the afternoon train is often packed. A train crash in the Netherlands has left one person dead and 10 more injured.,,19067354_303,00.jpg

A local commuter train, with only about 15 passengers on board, crashed into a crane near the town of Dalfsen, about 70 miles east of Amsterdam.

The accident, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m., left several carriages lying on their side as emergency crews searched the scene, looking for more passengers.

“According to initial reports one person has been killed,” mayor Han Noten told public broadcaster NOS, adding it could have been worse. “There were not too many people on the train. The evening train is usually full, but not in the mornings.”

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