Four children killed as Dutch train hits cargo bike

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THE HAGUE – Four children were killed and two people seriously injured on Thursday in a collision between a train and a cargo bike in the Netherlands, Dutch police said. 


The accident happened in Oss, a town near the German border around 110 kilometres (65 miles) southeast of the capital Amsterdam. 


"It is really a terrible accident," said a spokesman for the national railways service NS.Police confirmed that the train from the eastern town of Nijmegen to nearby Den Bosch collided with the three-wheeler bike which was carrying chidren. "Four children were killed in the accident. Emergency services are still at the scene," police in Brabant province said on Twitter. 


A woman and another child were seriously injured.Cargo bikes -- bikes with a large box on the front used for carrying children or shopping -- are a common sight in the Netherlands, where cycling is a way of life. 
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