Several people on train in Scotland seriously injured after it derails

Several people on train in Scotland seriously injured after it derails”

National Rail Enquiries warned trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street may be cancelled or revised due to the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A report was received of a train having derailed near Stonehaven at 9.40am on Wednesday August 12".

British Transport Police confirmed the derailment and said they were responding to the incident.

"We were called at 9.43am and are on scene alongside paramedics and the fire brigade".

Network Rail had earlier tweeted footage of a landslip and flooding on the Dundee-Aberdeen line near Carmont, which showed water running off an embankment and under a bridge.

(Twitter - CapitalChambo) Plumes of smoke have been seen rising above the crash site in Stonehaven, in Scotland's east. (Twitter - CapitalChambo) About 30 emergency vehicles and a rescue helicopter have been deployed to the scene.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his sadness at the accident on Twitter. I've had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and am being kept updated.

The incident comes as Aberdeenshire awoke on Wednesday morning to severe flash flooding in parts of the area, following a night of stormy weather.

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"Emergency services are now in attendance and the incident is ongoing".

"Although the details are still emerging, I am afraid to say that there are early reports of serious injuries", she said.

She tweeted that it was "an extremely serious incident".

"Emergency services are now in attendance and the incident is ongoing", a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the government would provide "every support", adding that his thoughts were with those involved and their families.

The last time a train driver was killed in a crash on Britain's railways was at Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, in November 2004.

The train was made up of two locomotives, one at the front and one at the back, and four passenger carriages.

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