Train derails in Scotland; 3 confirmed dead and 6 hospitalised

Updated 06:51 AM

Three have died after aAtrain has derailed in Aberdeenshire and left several people injured. The train was travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street.

Emergency services were called on site. The accident happened at around 10am on Wednesday.

ScotRail has confirmed the three who died were the driver, the conductor and a passenger.

Six people have been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that this is a serious incident and that she has already received an initial report from the Network Rail and emergency services and is being kept updated.

About 30 emergency vehicles, including an air ambulance, were reported to be at the scene.

According to reports the suspected cause of the incident is a landslip.