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15/02/2010 Halle train collision

The Halle train collision was a collision between two NMBS/SNCB passenger trains carrying a combined 250–300 people in Buizingen, in the municipality of Halle, Belgium. The accident occurred in snowy conditions, during rush hour, on railway line 96 about 7.5 miles from Brussels. A third train was able come to a stop just in time to avoid getting involved. The collision killed 19 and injured 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in Belgium in over 50 years.


  • Essentials 

  • Collision 

  • Emergency response 

  • Casualties 

  • Damage and service disruption 

  • Condolences and reactions 

  • Cause of the accident 

  • Investigations 

  • Court trial 

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