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UK News Major incident declared over Scotland train derailment

16:55  12 august  2020
16:55  12 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The derailment happened near Stonehaven (pic: BBC Scotland ). At least one person is feared to have died and serious injuries have been reported after a train derailed in Aberdeenshire in Scotland Unions called the crash a "tragedy" as a major incident was declared at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

A major incident has been declared and about 30 emergency service vehicles - including air ambulance support - have been called to the scene. Smoke was seen coming from the area. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described it as an "extremely serious incident " and said there were early

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A number of people were seriously injured in a passenger train derailment this morning in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said, as she declared a major incident.

A Scotrail train derailed near Stonehaven in Scotland, just south of Aberdeen, following heavy rain overnight.

Twelve people — six passengers and six staff — were on board the four-carriage train.

PA Media reported that two people had died, including the driver of the train, however that has not been confirmed.

'Reports of serious injuries' after passenger train derails in Aberdeenshire

  'Reports of serious injuries' after passenger train derails in Aberdeenshire The derailment of a passenger train in Aberdeenshire has seen a major incident declared following reports of serious injuries. Emergency services are responding to the "extremely serious" incident in Stonehaven after being called to the scene around 9.40am on Wednesday.Footage posted on social media showed smoke billowing above trees surrounding the railway line.A number of ambulances and a medical helicopter were pictured parked in a nearby field.The Scottish Ambulance Service said they had deployed six ambulances, special operations response teams, an air ambulance, and patient transport vehicles.

Emergency services have been called to a major train derailment near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, where smoke can be seen billowing from the track amid reports of an North-east Scotland was one of the areas badly affected by torrential rain and thunderstorms overnight, with flooding causing travel

Arizona train derailment ignites huge fire and bridge collapse. Twenty injured after high-speed train derails in France. Mick Lynch, the assistant general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said: "RMT is aware of the major incident at Stonehaven and our reps are liaising

“Although details are still emerging I am afraid to say there are early reports of serious injuries,” Sturgeon said.

“This is an extremely serious incident. I’ve had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and am being kept updated. All my thoughts are with those involved.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the incident as a “very serious incident”.

“I am saddened to learn of the very serious incident in Aberdeenshire and my thoughts are with all of those affected. My thanks to the emergency services at the scene,” he tweeted.

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TV footage showed two air ambulances in a field near the scene, alongside about 25 police vehicles and ambulances.

Police received reports of a train derailing near Stonehaven, a town nine miles south of Aberdeen, at 9:40am today.

The Scotland train involved was said to be the 6:38am Aberdeen to Stonehaven service.

Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the woodland where the train derailed.

“Emergency services are currently in attendance and the incident is ongoing,” a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.

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