Belgium Trains Collide Head- On: Over 20 Dead - Video


Two commuter trains have collided head on in Belgium, killing at least 20, with the death toll still rising.

One train ran a red light - highlighting again the dangers of this happening - as it did here the other day with a Masterton train.

A sign of how bad the impact was - 2 carriages were driven into overhead power lines.

Rail officials told media that the rail track was equipped with automatic braking equipment, but the slower train was not, allowing the driver to pass a red signal on to a single track carrying the faster inter-city train.

The accident happened at at Buizingen, 14k from Brussels.





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