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Prime Minister says ‘most important thing’ is to investigate cause of derailed train south of Stonehaven

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tributes to all those affected by the ScotRail train derailment.

Three people have died and six people are injured after a Inter7City train derailed near Stonehaven.

Mr Johnson said: “One of the reasons that this accident is so shocking is, of course, that this type of accident on the railways is, thankfully, so rare.

“But our thoughts are very much with those who have lost their lives, their families, and of course those who have been injured in the derailment.

“I talked to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about what has happened.

“And clearly the most important thing now is that the British Transport Police who are in charge of the investigation, find out exactly what happened.

“And that we all work together with Network Rail with everybody else who is responsible to make sure that we get to the bottom of it and make sure that nothing like this happens again.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated MSPs during her address and declared it a “major incident”.

Her statement online read: “My deepest condolences are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident.

“I have just been updated by Network Rail and the emergency services on the ongoing operation.

“My thanks go to them, and my thoughts remain with everyone affected.”

The Queen also sent a message of condolence via the Royal Family Twitter account.

Around 30 emergency service vehicles were on the scene overall.

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