View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Train crash

At 6.24pm local time, two trains collided head-on a mile or so west of Amsterdam's Central Station in the Netherlands. One was headed north from Amsterdam, the other south towards the city. The trains are reported to have been travelling at 30 mph. Nobody was killed, but 136 people were hurt. 56 were seriously hurt, of whom 13 very seriously. The force of the collision is thought to have thrown passengers around in the carriages. The train service west of Amsterdam, including to Schiphol Airport, remains suspended for the evening.

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  1. How awful! But thank God they weren't traveling any faster and no deaths. By the way, I love the pansies in the flower pot!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  2. I read about this on the news page yesterday Guido.So many horrible accidents of late.Prayers for them all,it is so sad.It's pouring down here again this miserable Sunday morning.I have to go out too,so I best get my wet suit out.I hope it's much better in Stornaway for you today.Have a blessed day Guido.Take Care God Bless kath xx