Train accident on Danish bridge kills six

People walk near damaged cargo compartments on a train parked near the Storebaelt bridge near Nybor

People walk near damaged cargo compartments on a train parked near the Storebaelt bridge near Nybor

The collision happened on a bridge over the Great Belt between the Danish islands of Zealand and Fyn during severe weather.

The passenger train, heading towards the capital Copenhagen, was hit by objects from a freight train.

Dramatic pictures from the scene show a train bearing the Carlsberg logo on its sides with its tarpaulin covering the carriages ripped open.

This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.

The commuter train, running from Odense to the capital, was struck at about 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT).

A police officer looks on near a damaged cargo train compartment near the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark.

A police officer looks on near a damaged cargo train compartment near the Storebaelt bridge near Ny
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The accident occurred on the Great Belt Bridge connecting the islands of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, and Funen. It reported that eight people were injured.

In a statement, police urged passengers to contact next of kin to inform them of their safety.

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.

Another report said tarpaulin from the freight train had hit the other locomotive, forcing it to brake suddenly.

It had been closed to cars overnight because of strong winds but trains could pass.

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