One dead as Dutch passenger train derails

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One person has died and several have been injured in a train accident in the Dutch town of Dalfsen.

A Dutch passenger train has derailed after hitting a maintenance crane during rush hour, killing one person and injuring several others.

Photos of the crash in Dalfsen, 120km east of Amsterdam, showed four passenger cars on their side after colliding with the crane.

Mayor Han Noten told Dutch radio broadcaster NOS that one person had died in the crash.

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

A spokesman for Arriva could not immediately be reached for comment.