Passengers injured in train crash

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Several people are feared dead after a train derailed at nearly 115mph this afternoon.

Several people are feared dead after a train derailed at nearly 115mph this afternoon.

At least two coaches - including the buffet car - are on their side on the main London to Edinburgh line.

Hertfordshire Police said the 12.10 London King's Cross to Leeds train derailed at 12.24pm between Welham Green and Hatfield.

At least eight people have been taken to hospital.

Justin Rowlatt, a reporter with Channel Four News who was on the train, said: "The roof has been completely ripped off the restaurant car. The carriages at the back of the train looked like they were whipping around and have gone into some of the supports for the electric rails. I can see mangled seats, newspapers and bags in there."

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