One dead and over hundred injured in a train crash in Amsterdam.
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One dead and over hundred injured in a train crash in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam : Netherlands | Apr 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM PDT
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Amsterdam Commuter Train Crash Injures More Than 100

The Dutch authorities are investigating the causes of the accident , which occurred on Saturday when two formations that were in the opposite direction collided. Some 55 people are in critical condition.

So far, one death, although at least 13 of the injured are in an extremely precarious position. The accident occurred when the two trains, which were contrary, agreed on the same route. Authorities investigate what were the reasons that led to that fateful error.

The training site shall not be removed until they finish the investigation, said the business manager of the railways in the Netherlands, ProRail, and the local broadcaster Radio 1.

One of the machinists, who was slightly injured, confirmed that both convoys were circulating at an estimated speed of 50 kilometers per hour, while the other driver failed to make statements to the police because it is serious.

The rail traffic between Amsterdam and Zaandam cities, Haarlem and Schiphol Airport is suspended, although it is possible to access the airport through another station near Amsterdam, Duivendrecht.

The transport minister, Melanie Schultz, said he expects the earliest possible causes of the accident, which occurred on Saturday between Amsterdam Central Station and Sloterdijk, a suburb of the city.

The national railway company (NS) explained that a fast high-speed train collided with another who performed frequent stops.

Update:

A recent update is an old woman of 68 years has passed away as a consequence of this collision.

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Almost 125 people were injured, many seriously, when two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam on Saturday, police said.
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