• 3 dead in Belgian train crash

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    SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-MEUSE, Belgium: At least three people were killed and nine injured on Sunday in a high speed train crash in eastern Belgium, authorities said. A fast-moving passenger train slammed into the back of a goods train on the same track, Frederic Sacre, spokesman for Belgian railway infrastructure manager Infrabel, told Agence France-Presse. Nine passengers were injured to varying degrees with some described as being in a critical condition by authorities during a press briefing near the scene of the crash. A further 27 people were being cared for, and the number of injured was originally reported as 40, roughly the total number of people on board. The train was traveling from the west to the east of Belgium on the Namur-Liege line when the accident occurred in the municipality of Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT).

    AFP

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