Derailed Cargo Train Wagons Claim Lives in Norway

25 March 2010 (Last Updated March 25th, 2010 18:30)

At least three people died and three others were injured in a train crash in Norway on 24 March after several railway cars broke loose from a cargo train and rammed into a building. Some railway cars of the 16-wagon train derailed and sped out of control, which onlookers said travelled

At least three people died and three others were injured in a train crash in Norway on 24 March after several railway cars broke loose from a cargo train and rammed into a building.

Some railway cars of the 16-wagon train derailed and sped out of control, which onlookers said travelled at 100kmph, towards a building at an industrial port in capital city Oslo, according to The Associated Press.

The cars rolled for about 5km before smashing into the building, and some of those fell into the water.

While nobody was onboard the train, the crash killed and injured people working in or around the building, which partly collapsed from the impact.

The Norwegian National Rail Administration said the wagons had come loose at the Alnabru cargo terminal, several miles away, and rolled to the port.

Police and emergency workers as well as coast guard helicopters and divers are present at the site.