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    A passenger train collided with a goods train near Liege in Belgium, killing at least three and injuring 40 people, media reported.

    Three people died and around 40 were injured late Sunday after a passenger train collided with a freight train west of Liege in Belgium, local media reported.

    “The passenger train crashed into the freight train. The investigation into the reasons of the accident is underway,” Frederick Sakr, a spokesperson for the state-run railway company Infrabel said.

    The trains collided near Hermalle-sous-Huy on the border between the municipalities of municipality Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse and Engis, the Belgian news agency Belga cited town mayor Francis Dejon as saying.

    ​The collision was very severe, he told Le Soir newspaper, adding the death toll was preliminary. The cause of the crash is unknown.

     

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