Many people were injured after a train wreck in Scotland on Wednesday morning after major storms and flash floods occurred overnight, officials said.
“Although details are still coming out, I am afraid to say that there are early reports of serious injuries,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in a statement to parliament. She also called the demolition an “extremely serious incident” in a message Wednesday.
The British Transport Police Force said officers were called at 9:43 a.m. on the railway line near Stonehaven, about 100 miles north-west of Edinburgh, where a train had been traveling. Several ambulances, at least one air ambulance and fire engines also rushed to the scene.
The 6:38 a.m. morning train traveling from Aberdeen to Stonehaven was transporting four carriages that had a total of 12 passengers, according to Sky News. Three of the four cars landed and slid an embankment, the plugs reported.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also tweeted that it was a “very serious incident”.
Prior to the crash, torrential rains and storms swept through parts of central and eastern Scotland, creating floods and widespread power outages, the BBC reported.
“We do not know exactly why the demolition took place, but we have obviously suffered terrible weather here,” said local lawmaker Andrew Bowie.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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