The Latest: Danish Railways say 6 killed in train accident

A train is stationary on the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 after a train accident. Danish police say several peop...
Traffic is backlogged on a road leading to the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people ha...

A train is stationary on the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 after a train accident. Danish police say several peop...

Traffic is backlogged on a road leading to the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people ha...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the train accident in Denmark (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

A Danish rail operator says six people were killed in a train accident on a bridge linking central Denmark's islands.

Danish Railways told Denmark's TV2 that the victims were passengers on a train going from the city of Odense to Copenhagen when the accident took place Wednesday morning. Police did not confirm the fatalities, only saying several people were killed.

The company did not give a cause to the accident. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit the passenger train, which was going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly.

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10:10 a.m.

Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen.

Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday's incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly.

The Storebaelt bridge is part of bridges and tunnel link between the Danish islands. Police is scheduled to give a news conference later Wednesday.