Police guard the scene where a train hit a house in a Stockholm suburb, 15 January
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Swedish train 'stolen by cleaner', say officials

A cleaner who commandeered a train in Stockholm is recovering in hospital after she lost control of the four carriage engine and crashed it into an apartment block.

Police said the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Rebecca Donovan reports.

Update 18 January 2013: Officials say the Swedish cleaning lady accused of commandeering the train did not steal it, and instead started the vehicle by accident.

The train operating firm itself, Arriva, now faces an investigation into a possible breach of safety laws.

  • 15 Jan 2013
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