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Belgian king and PM visit site of fatal train crash

Belgian officials say at least three people have been killed and scores injured after a passenger train crashed into the back of a slow-moving freight train near the city of…

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Belgian officials say at least three people have been killed and scores injured after a passenger train crashed into the back of a slow-moving freight train near the city of Liege.

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"The speed of the passenger train was about 90 km/h so the crash was devastating. The first car was broken in two."

The mayor St Georges-sur-Meuse said he visited the crash site before convening a crisis committee meeting.

“…there was a violent collision between a passenger train that crashed into a stopped freight train,” explained Francis Dejon. “The speed of the passenger train was about 90 km/h so the crash was devastating. The first car was broken in two.”

The king and prime minister visited the crash site alongside the transport minister. They passed on their condolences to families of the victims.

An investigation into the cause of the collision has begun.