Passenger carriages still to be evacuated at rail accident in Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse
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    Passenger carriages still to be evacuated at rail accident in Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse

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    The second and third carriages involved in the fatal accident last Sunday evening still need to be evacuated. Work is needed to repair multiple damage to infrastructure, said on Tuesday (7 June) Frederic Sacre, spokesperson for Infrabel that manages the Belgian railway infrastructure.

    Meanwhile shuttle buses will operate between Flémalle-Haute and Huy.

    Investigations will be carried out on Tuesday, notably to recover the black box of the passenger train.  On Sunday evening around 23:00, a passenger train collided with a freight train on the line 125 Namur-Liège at Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse.  Three persons were killed and ten wounded.

    Trains from Namur are limited to Huy, while those coming from Liège stop at Flémalle-Haute. Between these two stations, SNCB has set up replacement buses. Travelers between Liege and Ottignies are advised to go via Leuven.

    The shuttle buses will operate until Friday. This period may be shortened depending on the progress of operations at the scene of the collision, the spokesperson said.

    The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)