04:38 GMT24 June 2021
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    Emergency service arrived at Stonehaven, on the east coast of Scotland on 12 August, in response to a train derailment.

    British Transport Police reported the incident on the line in Aberdeenshire, where officers were called to the spot at 9.43 am. Around 30 emergency vehicles are reportedly at the scene as well, including air ambulance.

    Video footage of the scene appeared online, showing smoke rising from the place of the crash. 

    'Extremely Serious Incident'

    Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, reacted to the news of the derailment in Stonehave and said it was a passenger train, calling the crash a an “extremely serious incident.” She has also reported that a number of serious injuries from the derailment. 

    Other UK politicians have also addressed the incident, including the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

    "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," Johnson said in a tweet. 

    According to media reports, two people, including the train driver, have died, as a result of the derailment, and the probable cause for the incident was reported to be a landslip.  

    "Reports were received of a train having derailed near Stonehaven at 0940am. Emergency services are currently in attendance and the incident is ongoing," a Police Scotland spokeswoman said. 

    Scotland’s eastern and northern areas were hit with a month's worth of rain falling overnight, causing flooding and leaving people stranded.​

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