More than 100 people injured after trains collide in Amsterdam

Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-21 19:00:41-04

At least 125 people were injured when two passenger trains collided in Amsterdam on Saturday, national police said.

At least 56 of those hurt were described as severely injured, 13 of them critically, police spokesman Ed Kraszewski said.

The trains collided between the Amsterdam Sloterdijk and the Amsterdam Centraal stations, CNN affiliate RTL reported, citing rescue officials.

“Everybody was in panic. Everybody was screaming. A lot of people were injured. There was a lot of blood,” Giovanni Laisina, a passenger, told CNN.

Though his head was knocked hard against a window, he said he is fine.

“I was shocked in the beginning, but because I don’t have any injures at all … for me it’s OK. It’s a little bit surreal,” said Laisina.

Video from the scene showed rescue personnel working around the two trains, as an injured person was wheeled away on a stretcher. It was not immediately clear why the trains were on the same tracks.