Cows derail train in Kent

Cows derail train in Kent

Around 70 passengers evacuated and line closed after Southeastern train hits cows that wandered on to track between Ashford and Canterbury

A railway line has been closed after a train derailed when it hit cows that had strayed on to the track. Southeastern Trains said the incident happened between the villages of Wye and Chilham in Kent, involving a train travelling from Ashford to Canterbury.

Around 70 passengers were evacuated by emergency services, with no reports of any injuries. Two carriages were derailed but remained upright, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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