40 injured after train derails on Norway-Sweden border

October 2, 2010 12:07

STOCKHOLM — Police reported Saturday that a train has derailed on the Norway-Sweden border, injuring 40 people.

Norwegian police spokesman Trond Sulen said that the first two carriages behind the locomotive derailed and flipped over. The train from Oslo to Stockholm was carrying about 300 passengers when the accident happened near the Norwegian town of Skotterud on Friday evening, Sulen said.

Sulen said two passengers are seriously injured but their injuries are not considered life threatening.

Police have yet to establish why the train derailed, but Sulen says Norwegian police suspect an object became lodged in the wheels of the first carriage.

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