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Denmark: 6 Killed In Train Accident On Great Belt Bridge

The Great Belt bridge in Denmark linking the islands of Zealand and Funen was shut after the incident and people were reportedly being evacuated.

Denmark: 6 Killed In Train Accident On Great Belt Bridge
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Denmark: 6 Killed In Train Accident On Great Belt Bridge
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2019-01-02T16:24:10+05:30

At least six people were killed in a train accident on the Danish Bridge in Denmark on Wednesday, the police said.

The Great Belt bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen was shut after the incident and people were reportedly being evacuated, the BBC reported.

Danish Railways told Denmark's TV2 that the six were passengers on a train from the city of Odense, on the central Danish island of Fyn, heading toward the capital Copenhagen.

Police spokesman Arne Gram said the passenger train "hit an unknown object," but did not further comment.

Local media reports said that the passenger train hit a cargo train amid high winds.

The accident took place on a road-and-rail bridge, part of a transport system consisting of a road suspension bridge and a railway tunnel.

The transport system was closed to cars overnight because of strong winds but trains could pass. Road traffic resumed Wednesday with a 50 kph (31 mph) speed limit.

The police also urged passengers to contact next of kin to inform them of their safety and urged people not to share photos and videos of the accident.

(With Agency Inputs)

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