‘Three dead’ in Belgium train crash

A view of the rescue operation where two trains crashed in Hermalle-sous-Huy, Belgium, 06 June 2016.Image copyright

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Rescue crews searched the wreckage of the train

At least three people have been killed and 40 injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, according to the town’s mayor.

Railway company Infrabel said a passenger train crashed into the back of a goods train at high speed.

The two trains were on the same track, a spokesman for Infrabel said.

A witness told French newspaper L’Avenir that the train carriages are completely destroyed.

The passenger train was travelling between Liege and Namur.

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