Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned he was saddened to study of the “very critical incident” in Aberdeenshire and his ideas had been with all these affected.
“Though particulars are nonetheless rising I’m afraid to say there are early experiences of great accidents,” Sturgeon mentioned.
“That is an especially critical incident. I’ve had an preliminary report from Community Rail and the emergency companies and am being saved up to date. All my ideas are with these concerned.”
The BBC reported that the practice was made up of two locomotives, one on the entrance and one on the again, and 4 passenger carriages. It mentioned the entrance locomotive and three of the carriages had left the observe and had been sitting on a river embankment.
Stonehaven and the encircling space had been hit by floods in latest days and a few experiences advised a landslide might have performed an element within the derailment, though that was not confirmed by the authorities.
“Emergency companies are at the moment in attendance and the incident is ongoing,” a Police Scotland spokeswoman mentioned.
Britain has one in every of Europe’s lowest charges of deadly rail accidents, with a stronger security file than Germany or France lately, in accordance with Eurostat information that features unauthorised individuals on railway tracks and at degree crossings.
European railways are very protected for rail passengers, with simply 13 deaths throughout the European Union’s 28 member states in 2018, in accordance with the latest out there information from Eurostat. A kind of was in Britain.
The worst rail disasters in Britain in latest a long time had been a 1999 collision between two trains at Ladbroke Grove, in London, by which 31 individuals died, and a 2001 accident close to Selby in Yorkshire, north-east England, by which 10 individuals died after a automobile ran onto the observe and was hit by two trains.