London, August 12
British Transport Police say three folks died and 6 have been taken to hospital after a passenger practice derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy climate.
The practice’s driver was among the many lifeless in Wednesday’s incident, which occurred after heavy rain.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the derailment as a “major” incident and stated she could be convening an emergency response assembly.
Police, a number of ambulances, an air ambulance and hearth engines have been on the scene.
The British Transport Police power stated officers have been known as at 9:43 a.m. (0843GMT) to the railway line close to Stonehaven, about 100 miles (160 kilometres) northeast of Edinburgh.
Local lawmaker Andrew Bowie stated Aberdeen Royal Infirmary had declared a significant incident. Bowie had been in Stonehaven surveying flood injury earlier Wednesday.
“The situation was really bad this morning. The River Carron, the main river which flows through it, had burst its banks, and the heavy rain had caused flooding in the centre of Stonehaven and lots of the side streets leading off it,” he stated.
Bowie added that the water had receded and it was unclear if flooding was related to the derailment.
“I don’t think speculation is helpful at this stage,” he stated. “We obviously don’t know why the derailment took place, but obviously we have suffered terrible weather here.”
Stonehaven is on the road for passenger trains linking Aberdeen with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The hilly space was hit by storms and flash flooding in a single day.
Serious practice accidents are uncommon within the UK. The nation’s final deadly derailment was in 2007.
The head of Network Rail lower brief a household vacation in return to the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “I am saddened to learn of the very serious incident in Aberdeenshire and my thoughts are with all of those affected. My thanks to the emergency services at the scene.” AP