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    2 Dead, Dozens Injured as High Speed Train Derails After Freak Accident
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    At least two people have died and dozens are left injured after a high speed train smashed into a maintenance vehicle before derailing in Portugal, Your Content has learned.

    The train, an Alfa Pendular which connects all the major cities in Portugal, is understood to have derailed after a collision as it was heading south. Around 280 passengers were on board.

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    The accident happened around 300 metres north of the train station in Soure, a town of around 20,000 inhabitants about 20 miles south west of the university city.

    Mario Jorge, mayor of Soure, told local press it had hit a maintenance vehicle that was working at the scene of the crash.

    Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has described the train accident as ‘very serious.’

    He said in a statement posted on the presidential website: ‘The President of the Republic regrets the serious train accident this afternoon.

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    ‘He sends his most sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have died and wishes the many people injured a speedy recovery.’

    A field hospital has been set up.

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