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Train driver killed and crane operator detained after crash

The driver of a train which derailed after crashing into a maintenance crane was killed in the accident, while seven others were injured, officials have said.

Mayor of nearby town Dalfsen, Han Noten, said the crane operator had escaped unscathed by fleeing before the train hit. He has now been detained by police for questioning.

Only 15 people were on board the train at the time of the crash, which happened at around 9am local time, he added.

Two of those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Joyce de Vries, spokeswoman for train operator Arriva, said the cause of the crash was not yet known.

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Train derailed after hitting crane, killing at least one

A train derailed in the Netherlands after hitting a maintenance crane during rush hour, killing at least one person, Dutch media has reported.

The crash happened near the town of Dalfsen, some 75 miles east of Amsterdam.

Photographs from the scene show four passenger cars on their side. Several other people are believed to have been injured in the accident.

The train was operated by Arriva, a subsidiary of Germany's Deutsche Bahn.

One killed in Netherlands train accident

One person has been killed in a train accident in the Netherlands, a Dutch official has told local radio.

A number of others have been injured.

The train reportedly derailed near the town of Dalfsen.

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Netherlands struggle to make 2016 Euros

Bruno Martins Indi, right, was dismissed in the win. Credit: Reuters

Holland lost ground in their bid to secure automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as they were beaten 1-0 by Group A leaders Iceland on Thursday after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the only goal of the game for Iceland from the penalty spot in the 51st minute after the hosts had Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the 33rd minute.

The defeat means Holland remain third in the group, eight points behind leaders Iceland and six adrift of second-placed Czech Republic, who beat Kazakhstan 2-1.

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