Two injured as tram derails in Antwerp

Up in Antwerp a tram derailed after a lorry crashed into it.  Two people were injured and had to be taken to hospital, but they are not in bad way.

The accident happened on the Mechelsesteenweg near the Harmonie Park.  A lorry tried to get out of the way to allow an ambulance to pass, but inadvertently hit the tram that then went on to derail.

Fortunately only the front of the tram derailed and there was only limited damage to the tram track.  A diversion was in use for a while. The tram was put back on track and was on track and able to continue its journey.

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