Three people dead after train crash in Scotland
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning.
Three people have died following the derailment of a train in Scotland on Wednesday.
Six people were also injured as a result of the incident involving the service from Aberdeen to Glasgow, though it is believed that none of these injuries are life threatening.
Police confirmed the news on Wednesday evening.
"Despite the best efforts of paramedics, we can confirm that three people have been pronounced dead at the scene.
"While formal identification is yet to take place, the driver of the train is very sadly believed to have died. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers."
Efforts are currently being made to inform the families of the other two people who died.
Based on the evidence police currently have, including CCTV and witness statements, it is believed that all passengers are accounted for, though investigations are ongoing.
It is believed the train hit a landslide after heavy rain and thunderstorms which caused disruption across Scotland.
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