Driver and passenger hurt as tree fall causes train derailment

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A train derailment in Scotland left two people injured today.

A train derailment in Scotland left two people injured today.

The Turbostar's front wheels came off the rails after it hit a tree which had fallen on to the line in Perthshire, injuring the driver and a female passenger.

The incident happened as the 6.48am Inverness to Edinburgh ScotRail train was passing close to Killiecrankie, one and a half miles south of Blair Atholl, at around 8.40am.

The driver suffered facial injuries and the passenger leg injuries and both have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The three-carriage train was carrying 39 people.

Neither was thought to be seriously hurt and the two have not been named.

The area has been suffering from heavy snowfalls and blizzards for the past two days and it is believed weather problems caused the tree to fall on to the line.

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