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Several believed killed as train derails in Scotland

Issued on: 12/08/2020 – 15:59

Three people are believed to have died and one is feared missing after a train derailed in Scotland, Sky News said Wednesday, citing PA Media, in what has been declared a major incident.

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The British Transport Police force said officers were called at 9:43 am (0843GMT) to the railway line near Stonehaven, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) northeast of Edinburgh, where a train had derailed.

Police, several ambulances, an air ambulance and fire engines were at the scene.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that it was “an extremely serious incident”.

“Ive had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and am being kept updated. All my thoughts are with those involved,” she said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet that it was a “very serious incident” and “my thoughts are with all of those affected”.

Local lawmaker Andrew Bowie said one hospital in nearby Aberdeen had declared a major incident.

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