Two people were killed and 44 injured today when two trains collided head-on in Britain’s second fatal rail crash in three days, police said.
Witnesses said the suburban trains smashed into each other as one emerged from a tunnel near Glasgow’s Bellgrove Station. The line, in a densely built-up area, was screened by a steep slope which hindered rescue work. Firemen cut through the wreckage of shattered cars to reach trapped passengers. One of the dead was a train engineer, the fire department said. There were 70 people aboard the trains.