Six people die in a railway accident due to a storm in Denmark

Six people die in a railway accident due to a storm in Denmark



Six people died today in a railway accident on the bridge of the Great Belt Strait (central Denmark) caused by a storm, reported the Danish State Railways.

The accident occurred when part of the roof of a freight train that was heading towards the island of Funen and crashed into another passenger who was traveling in the opposite direction to Copenhagen and stopped suddenly.

The authorities have paralyzed the traffic on the bridge, which connects the islands of Funen and Selandia and is one of the main communication routes of the country.

The storm "Alfrida" has caused in the last hours alterations in the railway traffic by fall of trees on the tracks, as well as an increase of the level of the water in several parts of the country, which has taken to the authorities to issue a warning of Alarm for "very dangerous" weather.

The bridge of the Sund Strait, which connects Copenhagen with Malmoe (Sweden), has also remained closed to traffic for several hours, while more than 100,000 Swedish homes lacked light today because of the storm.

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