Train derailment near Stonehaven (CW)

Doesn’t look good. :fearful: A lot of emergency vehicles there and it appears to be on fire.

Blurred speculation: If it’s the bit of track I’m thinking of, it’s a sloped corner with an embankment to one side. I could imagine the torrential rain last night has washed it out.

Driver has passed away. Only nine people on the train, could’ve been much worse.

BBC News - Three dead after passenger train derails near Stonehaven

Looking at that photo on the BBC article of two carriages on top of what little is left of a third, I think it’s very fortunate there weren’t more people on board.

Sad stuff.