dinsdag 22 juni 2010


Train carrying 60 passengers derails

By Lewis Smith Monday, 7 June 2010

A train came of track between Glasgow and Oban hurting an estimated two dozen passengers. As many as sixty people said they were on the train. The accident happened shortly before 9pm. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue service were alerted by a 999 call from passenger on board the train reporting the accident. After the derailment the front carriage caught fire. Rescue services were immediately set in motion. The leading carriage remains hanging over the road but the road has not been blocked. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured as everyone could walk out of the carriages themselves. An investigation is started to determine the cause of the accident.

Reaction I am glad the people who were on this train suffered from minor injuries. This very well could have been a disaster with many deaths. Fortunately this is not the case. I wonder what caused the train to derail. This is not something that happens easily. It is good that they started an investigation and I question what the outcome will be. Although it is scary to read about another train accident I do not think there are more train accidents than car accidents considering the amount of traffic and trains running every day.

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