One dead, several injured as train derails in Belgium


A passenger train derailment in Belgium killed one person and left at least 19 people injured on Saturday east of Brussels, police in the town of Leuven said.

The emergency services at the scene have evacuated about 50 passengers, according to the national railway operator Infrabel. Some of them are seriously injured.

Infrabel said in a statement that the accident took place at about 1:15 p.m. local time as the train with about 100 people on board was traveling from Leuven toward Brussels, the capital.

The train derailed shortly after leaving Leuven station for reasons yet to be determined, it said, and one of the cars overturned.

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