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Train Accident in Denmark Kills 6

Denmark Train Crash Jan. 2, 2019

Six people have been killed and 16 injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark.

According to local media reports, a passenger train braked suddenly after being hit by a tarpaulin on a freight train traveling in the opposite direction. The tarpaulin struck the commuter train which is running from Odense to the capital Copenhagen at about 07:35 local time (06:35 GMT).

Emergency services reportedly struggled in the bad weather to reach the passenger train, which came to a stop on the Great Belt Bridge.

Rescuers are working to free around 100 passengers who remain trapped on board. There were 131 passengers and three crew members on board at the time of the accident. 16 people are also reported to be injured.

The bridge is closed to both cars and trains towards the island of Funen, but car traffic toward Zealand has now reopened.

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