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Investigation into fatal stonehaven train derailment begins

An investigation has begun into an Aberdeenshire rail crash in which three people died.

The driver and a conductor – named locally as Brett McCullough and Donald Dinnie died along with a passenger when the Aberdeen to Glasgow service derailed near Stonehaven.

The train is thought to have hit a landslide after rain and thunderstorms caused widespread disruption.

Six other people were also injured in the incident.

They were taken to hospital but their injuries were not believed to be serious.

Investigators are now working to identify the cause of the crash, which was reported.

British Transport Police, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and inspectors from the Office of Rail and Road the independent regulator are involved in the investigation.
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