Train derails on Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40

Norwegian police have yet to establish why the train derailed.

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 16:16 PM IST

Stockholm: Police say a train has derailed on the Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40 people.

Norwegian police spokesman Trond Sulen said on Saturday that the first two carriages behind the locomotive derailed and flipped over. The train from Oslo to Stockholm was carrying about 300 passengers when the accident happened near the Norwegian village of Skotterud on Friday evening, Sulen said.

Sulen says two passengers are seriously injured but their injuries are not considered life threatening.
Police have yet to establish why the train derailed, but Sulen says Norwegian police suspect the cause to be a crack in a wheel of the first carriage.

Bureau Report