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Passengers injured as trains collide in Belgium

Two passenger trains collided on Monday in the Belgian town of Halle, south of Brussels, leaving several people seriously injured and more trapped in the coaches, police reported.

world Updated: Feb 15, 2010 16:36 IST

Two passenger trains collided on Monday in the Belgian town of Halle, south of Brussels, leaving several people seriously injured and more trapped in the coaches, police reported.

The two trains ran into one another head-on approximately one kilometre from Halle station, police in the town told DPA. Several people were "heavily injured", but there was as yet no confirmation of how many.

The accident happened during the morning rush hour and after overnight snowfall.