A passenger train and a cargo train collided on Tuesday morning in southern Luxembourg, leaving one person dead and two others injured, Luxembourg police said.
The head-on collision between the trains occurred between Bettembourg yard and Zoufftgen in southern Luxembourg, they added.
According to local authorities, the passenger train “went through a stop signal”, causing the death of its driver and injuring an employee of Luxembourg train company CFL in charge of controlling the passengers’ tickets as well as the driver of the cargo train.
“The cargo train’s driver managed to run at the rear of the vehicle, and thanks to this, his life in not in danger,” said Luxembourg’s Transport Minister Francois Bausch at a press conference.
The two persons injured were sent to hospital. The driver is severely injured and the employee is a state of shock and slightly injured, said the local police.
About 100 rescue workers are at the scene with psychological workers. Services on the line are suspended for 48 hours while rail replacement bus services have been put in place.
The Luxembourg train company CFL asked travelers to postpone their trip or to find another way of transportation. Enditem