Four children killed after a terrible collision between a train and cargo bike

Terrible news from Oss: in a collision between an electric cargo bike and a train, four children were killed. Another child and an adult were also seriously injured, reports the police.

What happened in Oss?

The accident happened shortly after half-past eight at a guarded railway crossing on the Braakstraat, near Oss West station. What made it all go so terribly wrong is not yet clear. In the electric tricycle, a so-called ‘Stint’, children of a children daycare were sitting, eyewitnesses and employees of other day-care centers told the NIS.

Here’s a clip about the Stint, not from that particular daycare:

Trains interrupted

On the railway in Oss, there are slow trains and intercity trains from Nijmegen to Den Bosch. There is a cycle path next to the road. The train traffic is quiet until 11:30.

Maxima and Rutte response

As you can imagine, everybody is struck by this tragic accident. Here are the responses by Queen Maxima and Prime minister Rutte:

Feat pic by Kleon3 (wikipedia, cc)

Abuzer Van Leeuwen
Abuzer Van Leeuwenhttp://www.abuzervanleeuwen.nl
Founded DutchReview. Rotterdammer living in Leiden. Politics, innovation and epic food-reviews are his thing. Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]dutchreview.com

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