Kent

Five hurt as Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam train hits tractor

Derailed RHDR miniature train and tractor
Image caption The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train was in collision with a tractor

Five people have been injured after a miniature steam train collided with a tractor at a crossing in Kent.

Emergency services were called to the tracks near Hythe Road, in Dymchurch, at about 14:30 BST.

Fifty passengers were evacuated from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train after the engine and a carriage came off the tracks, onto their side.

The driver of the train is believed to be among those who suffered injuries. None are life-threatening, police said.

Kent Fire and Rescue said the locomotive's boiler was made safe following the incident.

Image caption Fifty passengers were evacuated from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train

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