Train Derails in Scotland

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Glasgow to Oban train carrying 60 passengers derails

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after a train derailed, leaving its two carriages "precariously balanced" over a 15-metre embankment.

Crews are working to gain access to the carriages of the Glasgow to Oban train which is on fire.

The crash happened just before 2100 BST near the Falls of Cruachan, Argyll and Bute.

A third person has also been taken to hospital, although police said no-one had been seriously injured.

Several ambulances are at the scene, with most of those injured described as "walking wounded".

British Transport Police (BTP) said the people who had been taken to hospital were there as a "precautionary measure".

An ambulance service spokesman said: "There's quite a lot of walking wounded. There's a couple of bumps to necks and backs and things like that."

'Major deployment'
Ambulance and MoD helicopters were also called to the scene because of the remoteness of the area, the spokesman said.

One witness reported that the train had shuddered to a halt and caught fire.
 

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