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Body found on train tracks halts rail traffic into Brussels

A body found on the tracks brought rail traffic between Liège and Bruxelles to a halt on Tuesday. © Belga

An unidentified body was found on the train tracks near the city of Ans, bringing rail traffic on the Liège-Bruxelles lines to a halt on Wednesday morning.

National railway manager Infrabel said that the discovery of the body, found at around 7:30 AM, would paralyse both high-speed and regular railway traffic.

Belgian railway company SNCB warned travellers that the accident meant that the situation in the area could become “very complicated.”

“A person was hit between Liège and Ans,” the company said on Twitter. “The situation could become really complicated in the area.”

Travellers coming into Bruxelles from the Liège area are advised to take the Namur railway line instead.

The SNCB later announced that a deviation would be put in place.

No information has been made available regarding the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Earlier, rail traffic in the area had already been temporarily interrupted, after a knocked down tree fell onto the tracks near Bleret, to the north of Liege.

The Brussels Times