A train in Scotland has derailed in what is being described as an ‘extremely serious incident’.
The passenger train came off the rails in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, and a major incident has since been declared.
Emergency services have attended the scene and there are reports of numerous serious injuries.
"I am afraid to say there are early reports of serious injuries."@NicolaSturgeon makes a statement in parliament about the train derailment near Stonehaven.— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) August 12, 2020
She says her thoughts are with all those involved.
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted:
This is an extremely serious incident. I’ve had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and am being kept updated. All my thoughts are with those involved.
Heavy thunderstorms across Aberdeenshire had prompted the cancellation of many trains in the area as well as numerous schools remaining closed.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said:
It is too early to confirm the exact nature and severity of the incident and more details will be made available once known.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrific accident.