The Schiedam train disaster took place in the Netherlands on 4 May 1976 near the station Schiedam Rotterdam-West. The international Rhine Express boat train from Hook of Holland, which left for Munich and was hauled by NS Class 1300 electric locomotive no. 1311 Best collided with a train of the then new sprinter type, coming from Rotterdam. The collision caused the deaths of 24 people , 5 severe casualties and several tens of less severely injured.
The disaster was the second major train crash near Schiedam, following the first major train accident in the Netherlands, which happened on 10 August 1856 and caused 3 deaths.
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