A train driver is believed to have died and there are fears of two more fatalities after a ScotRail passenger train derailed near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, on Wednesday morning.
Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, said there were “early reports of serious injuries” at the site of the accident and a major incident has been declared.
The PA news agency reported that the driver of the train is believed to have died, and there are thought to be two more fatalities.
Rail industry sources said the suspected cause of the incident is a landslip, following heavy rain in the area overnight.
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Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.