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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Train derails at Kristiansand

A train with 170 passenger on board derailed as it rolled into the station at Kristiansand in southern Norway early Monday. There were no injuries, but traffic was disrupted on the line until late in the afternoon.

Investigators from the state commission that probes major accidents (Statens Havarikommisjon) was called in to determine what caused the derailment.

The train was traveling at a slow speed when the accident occurred. While no passengers or crew were injured, the train carriages were damaged, reports Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). The two carriages that ran off the rails had no passengers on board.

Traffic was set to resume with a 5:17pm departure from Kristiansand to Oslo.

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