UK: Interim report says derailed Stonehaven train hit rocks and gravel

A train derailment that left three men dead in Aberdeenshire was caused by it hitting a pile of washed-out rock and gravel, an interim report has found.

The driver, conductor and a passenger died when the 06:38 Aberdeen to Glasgow service crashed after heavy rain near Stonehaven on 12 August.

The interim report by Network Rail said the industry needed to improve the way it responded to extreme weather.

It set out plans to reduce the risk of landslips in the future.

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Source: BBC News