One killed in train derailment in Belgium

On June 5, 2016, three people were killed and nine injured when a fast-moving passenger train slammed into the back of a goods train on the same track in eastern Belgium.

A passenger train derailed and flipped on its side near Brussels, killing one person and injuring up to 20 others, a Belgian official said. The train auto had about 50 people aboard and some 25 were injured in the 1:20 p.m. derailment, officials said.

The train was said to be travelling at a slow speed as it made its way to the station.

Investigators were on the scene, where a carriage was on its side part way down a slope.

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Leuven Mayor Louis Tobback said the person who died was not on the train.

All railway traffic in Leuven was interrupted.

Police officers and officials stand next to a train after it derailed in Kessel-Lo, Leuven, on February 18, 2017.

Jan Jambon, the interior minister, tweeted: "My thoughts go to the families and loved ones of..."

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