Six dead in Danish train accident: rail operator

Monitoring, Jan 02 (INP) – Six people were killed Wednesday in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said.

“We can confirm that six people are dead,” a duty officer told, as media reports said the roof of a cargo train blew off in heavy winds and hit a passenger train that was travelling in the opposite direction.

The accident occurred on the Great Belt Bridge connecting the islands of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, and Funen.

A Funen police spokesman told reporters he could not provide details of the accident, but added: “We know that an object hit the train.”

There were 131 passengers and three crew on board.

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