Train derails near Tartu injuring 8 passengers

A passenger train derailed injuring eight people while traveling from Tartu to Valga on Friday evening.

Police were called to the incident at Ülenurme-Külitse level crossing in Tartu County at 5.37 p.m. this evening.

According to preliminary information, a van driven by a 45-year-old man collided with the train causing the first carriage to derail (see gallery below).

All the passengers have now left the train and are waiting for a replacement bus, the Police and Board Guard Board told ERR.

According to preliminary information, eight people were injured and taken to hospital for checks.


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