Passengers injured as train collides with tractor in Britain

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London, April 11 (IANS) A number of rail passengers and a tractor driver were injured after a train collided with the tractor on a level crossing in Norfolk in Britain on Sunday, local police said.

Police are currently at the scene of the collision in Roudham in Norfolk, Xinhua reported.

Emergency services, including police, fire services and ambulances, were called to the scene after the incident, according to Norfolk Police.

About half-a-dozen passengers were reported to have minor injuries, including cuts, bruising and suffering shock, police said.

The train, which was carrying 135 passengers, “has been damaged but not derailed”.

Train companies, including Greater Anglia and East Midlands Trains, were reporting cancellations or disruptions of their services because of the collision.

“Owing to an incident at a level crossing between Thetford and Harling Road, services to/from Cambridge/Norwich are suspended,” Greater Anglia announced on its Twitter account.

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“Our trains between Norwich and Thetford are not able to run because of a problem at a level crossing. Sorry for any delay caused,” tweeted East Midlands Trains.

A nearby road has been closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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