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Stonehaven train crash video shows water pouring onto track near scene

A video recorded near to where a train derailed in Scotland shows treacherous conditions, with water flooding the tracks.

At least three people died in the horror crash which was first reported at around 9.45am today.

Network Rail Scotland had tweeted a video clip of water pouring onto the track near the crash site just nine minutes after emergency crews were alerted to the incident in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Daily Record reports.

Footage shows water erupting near the trackside, spilling over the railway lines and flooding the area.

The tweet said that the water had come from a landslip at Carmont, which is just five miles away from where the crash is believed to have taken place.

The tweet from Network Rail read: "At Carmont, we’ve had reports of a landslip, which means services can’t operate between Dundee and Aberdeen."

News of the landslips comes after large parts of eastern Scotland were hit by torrential downpours during Tuesday evening.

Some areas of the country saw around 80mm of rainfall in just a matter of hours as thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Scotland.

  • Stonehaven train crash leaves driver, conductor and one other dead after derailment

The heavy rain appears likely to have played a part in the tragedy in Stonehaven, with a landslip suspected to have caused the derailment.

Authorities were alerted after thick plumes of smoke were seen after the passenger train came off the tracks.

The driver of the train and two others on board died while six others were injured with investigations into the incident continuing.

One of the three people who died in the rail derailment in Scotland was the train conductor, the RMT union has said.

Nicola Sturgeon released a statement shortly after news of the incident emerged.

The First Minister said: "This is an extremely serious incident.

"I’ve had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and I am being kept updated.

"All my thoughts are with those involved."

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