In Belgium, the train collided (13 pics + text)

February 15 near the Belgian capital of Brussels head-on collision between two passenger trains. According to various estimates killed 10 to 27 people.
Rescuers and police are working on the site of a collision between two passenger trains in Halle.




According to the testimony of one of the passengers, the collision was very strong, as the train in which he was, even before the collision did not make emergency braking.



As stated by the governor of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant Lodewijk De Witte, the collision was due to the fact that one of the trains traveling from Leuven, drove a red traffic light. The second train involved in the incident, he said, has complied with all rules of the road, but it was delayed by 10 minutes.



According to the company, the railway network operator Infrabel, in the accident killed 27 people, another 30 were injured.



Rescuers continue to work on the recovery of the victims were trapped in the mangled carriages.



The Russian embassy is not aware of Russian citizens killed or affected by the collision of trains in Belgium. Local authorities have also not provide information on foreigners, injured in an accident on the railway.


The accident was completely blocked rail link between Brussels and Tournai, Brussels and Mons.


Rescuers carry the injured from the accident site.


Railway traffic between Brussels and France, as well as the movement of high-speed Eurostar trains between Brussels and London due to the collision is suspended for the day.


It is expected that at the crash site on Monday will arrive Belgian King Albert II and Prime Minister Yves Leterme, who urgently interrupts visit to Kosovo.


According to one of the witnesses of the tragedy, "the cars overturned, many people in shock».


A man carries a child from the accident on the railway near Brussels.


Medic leads the victim to the scene of the accident.


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