A Dutch metro prepare has turn out to be an unlikely addition to a chunk of city artwork after it derailed, crashed by way of security boundaries, and got here to a halt on the highest of a sculpture of a whale”s tail.

The prepare handed by way of a cease block at De Akkers station in Spijkenisse on the outskirts of Rotterdam at round 00.30 on Monday morning. It’s unclear what brought on the accident.

Half of one of many metro carriages got here to relaxation on the sculpture and have become stranded round ten metres above the road and surrounding water.

No accidents have been reported for the incident, though the prepare has suffered in depth harm.

The motive force was in a position to get out of the metro himself and was taken to hospital as a precaution, in keeping with a spokesman for the Rotterdam transport firm, RET.

Emergency companies are busy on the scene and have warned that the rescue operation will take time.

Trains are nonetheless in a position to journey by way of De Akkers station on Monday, in keeping with a statement by emergency companies.

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