Elverum, Norway - Kingdom of
PASSENGER TRAINS BURN FOLLOWING CRASH IN NORWAY.
Rescue workers stand by a tractor as train carriages burn follwoing the collision of two passenger trains which crashed head on and caught fire, north of Elverum in East Norway January 4. The train collision killed at least seven people with up to 30 feared trapped in a tangle of smouldering wreckage. The trains, carrying 100 people, collided at Asta station about 160 km (100 miles) north of Oslo in the worst rail accident in Europe, since 31 people died near London's Paddington station in October. About 20 injured people were taken to hospital by ambulance or helicopter after the unexplained collision on a stretch of single line. Firefighters took about five hours to douse flames billowing from smashed windows. (NORWAY/SWEDEN OUT) jdp/SCANPIX/Photo by Britt M.