On Wednesday, a train accident occurred in Denmark and six people were killed and an unspecified number of people were seriously injured. The train accident happened on the Great Belt bridge which connects two islands of Zealand.
A duty officer has confirmed to the source that the death of six people as he said, “We can confirm that six people are dead.” Media reports that the roof of a cargo train blew off in heavy winds and hit a passenger train that was coming from the opposite side.
It was around 7:30 am (0630 GMT) when the accident took place. Reporters were informed by a Funen police spokesman that it is not possible to give the details of the accident but they are sure of it that something hit the train. Along with 3 crew members, there were 131 passengers on the train.
Heidi Langberg Zumbusch, a passenger of the train said that she had just taken her seat when the accidents happen.”There was a loud crash and the windows started smashing onto our heads. We flew down onto the floor, and then the train stopped,” she told Danish public broadcaster DR. She also added that “We were lucky. The people in the carriage in front of us were not so lucky.”
After the accident car and rail traffic on the bridge remained stopped for a few hours. Though car traffic towards Zealand later became normal rail traffic remained close.