Belgian officials: 3 dead, 9 hospitalized in train wreck

June 6, 2016 6:06 AM

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Belgian officials: 3 dead, 9 hospitalized in train wreck

BRUSSELS – A late-night passenger train slammed into the rear of a halted freight train in eastern Belgium, derailing two cars and killing three people and injuring nine more, some critically, authorities said Monday.

"The passenger train is really in a lamentable state," Francis Dejon, mayor of the commune of Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, told a news conference. "We've very lucky there weren't more victims."

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