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The Foreigner Three killed in runaway train disaster. Goods train careers out of control at Sjursøya. Three people were killed, and at least three others seriously injured, when a runaway goods train crashed into buildings at Sjursøya in Oslo at approximately 13:15 today.   Despite desperate efforts by the dispatcher to derail the train at Alnabru, it continued uncontrollably along eight kilometres of track at approximately 100 km/h, before one of its goods cars hit and totally destroyed a building.

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Three killed in runaway train disaster

Published on Wednesday, 24th March, 2010 at 17:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 26th March 2010 at 16:00.

Goods train careers out of control at Sjursøya.



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Three people were killed, and at least three others seriously injured, when a runaway goods train crashed into buildings at Sjursøya in Oslo at approximately 13:15 today.  

Despite desperate efforts by the dispatcher to derail the train at Alnabru, it continued uncontrollably along eight kilometres of track at approximately 100 km/h, before one of its goods cars hit and totally destroyed a building.

“There’s a huge damage area that’s divided into two. Outside, several wagons have derailed, with others probably having crashed into pier 90, as well as the rest of the train that has ended up in the sea,” Oslo fire and rescue’s on-duty operations commander Kristoffersen told NRK.

Mangled

Lorry driver Martin Schrøder was loading cargo 40-50 metres away from where the accident happened, saying he heard a terrible sound.

“The last cars were not even on the rails, they hang like a tie behind. They went straight through a roundabout and a terminal, and out into the fjord.”

Bjarne Wist, director of information in Cargonet, the train’s owners, says they are now trying to assess what happened.

It’s still unclear what the cause of the accident was, but high speed is thought to be to blame.

One person is still missing.




Published on Wednesday, 24th March, 2010 at 17:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 26th March 2010 at 16:00.

This post has the following tags: oslo, alnabru, sjusoeya, train, disaster, wreck, cargonet.





  
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