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Train Crash Kills Driver in Netherlands

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Emergency services respond at the scene of a derailed passenger train near Dalfsen, eastern Netherlands, on Feb. 23, 2016. BRAM VAN DE BIEZEN / AFP - Getty Images

The driver of a train that collided with a crane and came off the rails at crossing in the Netherlands on Tuesday died in the crash and seven other people were injured, the mayor of a nearby town said.

The crane operator escaped unharmed by leaping away and has been detained by police for questioning, Mayor Han Noten said at a news conference in Dalfsen, 75 miles east of Amsterdam.

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Emergency personnel inspect the scene of a derailed passenger train near Dalfsen, eastern Netherlands, on Tuesday. ROBIN UTRECHT / AFP - Getty Images

Noten said two of the injured were being treated in hospital and that only 15 people were on board at the time of the accident at about 9 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET).

The train was operated by Arriva, a subsidiary of Germany's Deutsche Bahn.