Train Derails

Aug 13, 2020

At approximately 0940 local time (0840 UTC) on 12 August 2020, a passenger train traveling from Aberdeen to Glasgow derailed near Carmont village, located nearly 8 km (5 mi) from the city of Stonehaven. The ScotRail train, with 12 people on board, was returning to Stonehaven after encountering a landslide. The train then reportedly hit another landslide and three passenger carriages of the six-car train left the track and skidded down an embankment. Images showed huge plumes of smoke rising from the crash site after at least one of the carriages caught fire. The operator was killed in the crash and there were reports of other serious injuries; additional fatalities are likely. Approximately 30 emergency vehicles, including air ambulances, were deployed to rescue those involved in the crash. Heavy rainfall in Stonehaven and elsewhere in Scotland overnight on 11-12 August has caused significant flash floods and mudslides.

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