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02 Jan 2019 | 10:20 AM UTC

Denmark: Morning train crash on Great Belt Bridge kills six

Denmark News Alert

Six people killed on January 2 in train crash accident on the Great Belt Bridge; rail service interrupted

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/2/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Denmark

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Event

In the morning of Wednesday, January 2, a train accident on the Great Belt Bridge killed at least six people, according to local authorities. The Great Belt Bridge links the islands of Zealand and Funen. In the aftermath of this accident, traffic on this bridge was interrupted. According to preliminary reports, a train collide with a freight train while the weather conditions were locally very windy.

Context

Replacing the ferry service, the Great Belt Bridge is the world's third longest main span (1.6 km; 1 mi), the longest outside of Asia. For two decades, this suspension bridge has been used every day by several tens of thousands of vehicles.

Advice

Individuals using this bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen will anticipate today the consequences of this accident on traffic. Delays and cancellations are to be expected. Check the status of your train prior departure. Adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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