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Rotterdam tram pile-up leaves 33 hurt

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Image caption A witness said one tram ran into the back of two stationary trams

Three trams have crashed into each other in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, leaving 33 people hurt.

Twenty-nine were taken to hospital, mostly with neck and back injuries. Some were in a serious condition.

Police are not clear what caused the pile-up on the Breeplein, a major tram stop in south Rotterdam.

But one witness described seeing a tram run into two stationary trams at a platform. One of the tram drivers was reportedly among the injured.

Monday's accident was the third involving trams in recent weeks, the Volkskrant newspaper reported.

A collision between two trams near Delft left 19 people hurt last week.

In January, four people were slightly injured in an accident in The Hague.

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