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Train collision casualties rise to 18

The collision was described as "low-speed" Credit: John Henderson/Twitter

The number of injured in a "low-speed" collision between two trains at Plymouth Station has risen to 18.

Ambulance services described some of the casualties - which include the driver of one train - as "walking wounded".

A spokeswoman for South West Ambulance Service said: "The majority of those are walking wounded and eight of those are going to Derriford hospital in Plymouth."

Devon and Somerset fire service said they had assisted ambulance crews and the British Transport Police in treating casualties with "various injuries", but no one had been trapped

9 injured and 'loud bang' as two trains collide

Passengers reported a Credit: Vicki Gardner/Twitter

Nine people were injured after two trains collided at a railway platform in Plymouth.

No-one is believed to be trapped following the incident, which happened on platform six at Plymouth railway station.

Four fire engines attended the incident which is described as "on-going", according to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Dominic Parnell, 33, said the train he was travelling on collided with one in front.

"We were travelling fairly slowly as we were arriving at the platform when we came to a sudden stop with a huge bang," he said.

"Of course, most people were stood up waiting to alight and were thrown forward.

"No one appeared to be injured in my immediate area".

South West Ambulance Service said they were treating a "number of walking wounded".



Residents describe shock at alleged pub axe murder

Local residents have described their shock following an alleged axe and knife attack at a pub which left one man dead and several others injured.

A murder investigation has been launched following the attack at The Kings Arms in Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth. Credit: SWNS

One local, who came home after 2am to see the police activity, told the Western Morning News that the incident was "not the sort of stuff you expect in Tamerton".

Another added: "It’s a very close community and everyone says hello to each other and stops to chat. It’s a big shock.”

Phil Edmonds, who has lived in the area for a while, told the BBC: "This is such a lovely little village, it is really shocking, I was gobsmacked really."

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