An 68-year-old woman from the eastern Netherlands died Sunday of injuries she received in a head-on train crash near Amsterdam. A total of 117 people were injured by the accident on Saturday. Of these, 42 serious injuries. 75 people were slightly injured, while 16 people were still being treated in the hospital. Most of the injured suffered from broken bones and bruises.Yesterday two trains collided head-on just outside
The accident happened at around 6.30pm local time  when a local train leaving
(en route from Amsterdam to Uitgeest) hit a high-speed train (en route from Amsterdam to Den Helder ) west of the city's Central Station at the height of the Westerpark - between
Central Station and Sloterdijk. Nijmegen
While the damage did not appear too severe from the outside, the carriages on one of the trains were spacious and that may have led to injuries.
It is assume that many people were thrown around the train by the crash; against walls, seats and other people.
According to testimony from people on the train, the number is so high because many people were not seated. The local train from
to Uitgeest had just left, while the intercity from Amsterdam to Den Helder station
approached. Passengers were just so, or were still looking for a seat when
trains hit each other head on. Nijmegen
Two separate investigations will focus on whether human error or a mechanical fault led to the trains colliding on the same stretch of track