Train Derails in Belgium: Dozens Injured, Casualties Feared

Belgian police officers

A train in Leuven, Belgium, has derailed leaving at least one person dead and 20 injured in the accident wreckage, the Express reports.

The person killed was not on the train at the time, local media VTM has reported.

The accident happened as the train was departing Leuven station at a slow speed heading towards the capital.

It is unclear why the train, which was carrying about 100 people, came off the tracks. Three were seriously injured, officials said.

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Photographs of the scene showed the mangled wreckage of the train, with one carriage seen toppled to its side.

Photos of the accident showed one passenger vehicle lying on its side.

Louis Tobback, the mayor of Louvain, which is 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Brussels, said one person died and several other people were hurt badly, Belga news agency said.

Police officers and officials stand next to a train after it derailed in Kessel-Lo, Leuven, on February 18, 2017.

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