Five people were killed and fifty injured - two critically - in yesterday's rail crash near Eindhoven, Holland.
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Background: Five people were killed and fifty injured - two critically - in yesterday's rail crash near Eindhoven, Holland. Two electric trains, one the Eindhoven-Amsterdam Express, crowded with holiday-makers collided head-on and some of the coaches were thrown into a ditch beside the track.
The express was moving at less than 10mph at the time of the accident but the other train, the Amsterdam-Maastrich, was travelling at almost 80.
The accident occurred at a point where the express normally switches to the centre-track of the line. Among the first on the scene of the accident were rescue teams from a nearby military camp. Doctors and ambulances were quickly summoned from air bases in the vicinity.
Rescuers worked for several hours cutting through the wreckage to free trapped passengers.