Train services remain disrupted to the west of Amsterdam on Sunday following Saturday afternoon’s crash in which at least 120 people were injured.
Police now say 42 people were seriously injured in the crash – which they define as being unable to leave the train of their own accord. It was not clear on Sunday morning how many of the injured are still described as ‘very seriously’ hurt.
Most of the injured were taken to three hospitals in the capital by a fleet of ambulances and two helicopters. Those with slight injuries were treated at the scene.
The cause of the crash is still unclear. Both trains were on the same track: one was leaving the capital’s central station, the other approaching it, when they collided.
Dutch Rail is due to give more details at a news conference later on Sunday but services will remain disrupted until the end of the day, local broadcaster AT5 reported.