One killed, 20 hurt as train derails in Belgium


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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - One person was killed and about 20 injured, two seriously, on Saturday when a carriage toppled onto its side in a train derailment in Belgium, rescue workers said.

Rail operator SNCB said the passenger train bound for Brussels jumped the tracks shortly after leaving the city of Leuven, 25 km (16 miles) east of the capital at about 1.20 p.m. (1220 GMT).

Pictures posted on the internet showed one carriage had come to rest on its side part way down a small slope.

Services between Leuven and Brussels were suspended, including some trains heading to the airport.

(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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