Two injured in UK rail accident

Two people were hurt in the UK today after a train carrying up to 400 people was understood to have hit the buffers at a station.

Two people were hurt in the UK today after a train carrying up to 400 people was understood to have hit the buffers at a station.

The accident happened at about 1.50pm at Walton on the Naze on the Essex coast and is understood to have involved a tourist "special" train.

Emergency services said the injured are believed to have suffered fractured ribs and a broken leg.

A Railtrack spokesman said he understood the train was going slower than 10mph when it hit the buffers.

The train, consisting of two diesel locomotives and 10 carriages, was the 0530 service from Crewe to Clacton, he said.

An investigation was underway.

More in this section

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox