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Belgium: one killed in passenger train accident near Brussels

  • One person was killed while 20 others were in a train accident on Saturday near Brussels in Belgium. A passenger train derailed and flipped on one side, a Belgian official said.

    Leuven Mayor Louis Tobback said the person killed in the mishap most likely might not have been a passenger, but caught on or near the rails.

    The accident occurred early in the afternoon when the train left the Leuven station in the direction of Brussels Airport and the Belgian capital. In words of Tobback, most of the injured were only slightly hurt.

    All train traffic near Leuven was interrupted by the derailing. Meanwhile, authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the derailing, which was not immediately known.