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Train and van in crossing crash

Emergency services have been dealing with a collision between a passenger train and a van at a railway crossing in the Highlands.

Police said no-one was injured in the crash at Corpach, in the Fort William area, at about 1122 BST.

British Transport Police, which is investigating, described the incident as a low-speed collision.

The train involved - the 1010 Mallaig to Crianlarich service - was believed to have been travelling at about 10mph.

'No derailment'

British Transport Police said: "The driver reports applying his emergency brakes on seeing the van on the crossing, but was unable to avoid a collision.

"There were no injuries to the train driver or van driver as a result of the incident.

"Passengers were on board the train service but no injuries have been reported. No derailment was caused."

The driver of the van was named as Peter Donald, 65, from Banavie, Fort William.

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