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Train derails near resort town in Scotland, eight injured

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- Police in Scotland are investigating what led a northbound passenger train to derail and catch fire Sunday as it cut through a mountaineous area, leaving eight people injured, authorities said.

Sixty passengers and crew members were on board the train as it traveled from Glasgow to Oban, a tourist resort town on the northwest coast of Scotland. The eight passengers taken to local hospitals were not seriously injured, police said.

The accident took place as the train approached the Cruachan Power Station, Argyll & Bute, police said.

According to local news reports, the train was left hanging precariously from an embankment after it derailed.