Three dead, 40 injured in Belgium train crash: Reports

The accident reportedly occurred on the line linking Namur and Liege in the east of the country.

Last Updated: Jun 06, 2016, 06:19 AM IST

New Delhi: At least three people were killed and 40 injured in a collision between a goods train and a passenger train in Belgium around one hour before midnight on Sunday, according to reports.

The accident reportedly occurred on the line linking Namur and Liege in the east of the country, close to the municipality of Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse.

"A train... carrying around 40 passengers crashed into the back of a freight train on the same track... The collision derailed two of the six carriages," Reuters news agency quoted Belgian railways SNCB in a report.

Francis Dejon, the mayor of the Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse district told Belga news agency three people were dead and 40 injured in the crash, according to a preliminary estimate.

Local emergency services and reinforcements from the nearest city of Liege were at the site of the crash.