Netherlands train crash: At least 1 dead and 10 injured after major train crash near Dalfsen

The Mayor of Dalfsen said at least one person has died and 10 others are wounded

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Two people are feared dead after a Dutch passenger train derailed after hitting a crane between Dalfsen on Tuesday.

The Mayor of Dalfsen corrected his earlier report to Dutch radio that two had died, saying one person has died and 10 others are wounded.

He told Dutch media 15 people had been on board at the time of the crash.

Video shows aftermath of Netherlands train crash

Photos of the crash, in Dalfsen, 75 miles east of Amsterdam, show four carriages on their side, half on the track and half in a field.

The crash happened around 9am local time, a spokesman for Prorail, the company that manages Dutch railways, said. 

Local residents said the crane had been crossing the line when the train ran into it.

Many passengers have been rescued from the train, media reports say, adding that they are currently being treated by emergency services.

Investigators are heading to the scene to determine the cause of the crash.