A train accident occurred in Amsterdam has caused 125 injuries, 56 serious and thirteen of them in critical condition, according to reports from the police.
The accident occurred around 16.00 GMT between Amsterdam Central Station and Sloterdijk, a suburb of the city, when two trains collided for reasons still unknown. The national railway company (NS) has explained that a fast convoy collided head on with another who performed frequent stops. A fire brigade spokesman quoted by the Dutch media has indicated that most of the seriously injured has fractures. The evacuation of the wounded, which was not completed until after 19.00 GMT, required dozens of ambulances and the intervention of several medical helicopters. A group of researchers from the Ministry of Transport has moved to the scene to try to discern the causes of the accident.