Brussels commuter trains in head-on collision

Monday, February 15 2010

ITN Video of crash aftermath

Two commuter trains have collided head-on near Halle, 15 km (9 miles) south-west of Brussels at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time. One train was running from Quiévrain to Liege, the other was the service from Leuven to Braine-le-Comte.The force of the collision pushed the front carriage of one train into the leading carriage of the other. Some 20 people are feared dead and there are many seriously injured. Overhead power lines and track has been damaged and Eurostar trains between London and Brussels and Thalys trains between Brussels and Paris, and Brussels and Amsterdam have been suspended.



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