No passengers were on the train at the time. The driver got minor injuries. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

Train crashed into buffers at Malmö Station

A train reversed into a buffer stop at Malmö Central Station this morning, causing a loud bang. The force of the crash caused a train carriage to pushed up on top of the engine, touching the live electric cables. No-one apart from the 55-year old driver was on board the train. He has been taken to hospital, but is reported to have only minor injuries.

Because of the electric cables hanging loose, and the risk of chemicals being released, the station was evacuated, the online edition of the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

The accident happened around 11 o'clock this morning after the driver had collected the train at the garage. The trains was supposed to have left for Stockholm at 11.40. The railway company SJ tells the news agency TT that they immediately started booking the passengers onto other trains, but that there will be delays from Malmö station for the next 24-hours.

Exactly what caused the accident is not yet known.

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