Head-on collision of passenger trains in Belgium

February 15 near Brussels, Belgium, two passenger trains collided head-on.
As a result of the accident, according to various estimates, have died from ten to 27 people, injured dozens.

Rescuers and police are working on the site of a collision between two passenger trains in Halle. (AP Photo / Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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. (AP Photo / Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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. (AP Photo / Yves Logghe)


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