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Couple hurt in Cambridgeshire level crossing crash

An elderly couple have been injured when a motorhome was in collision with a train on a level crossing.

Services between Cambridge and King's Lynn were suspended and the A10 road was blocked both ways after the crash at Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services were called to the Littleport Bypass at 1645 BST.

The road was later reopened and trains resumed a full service. The couple are being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

'Investigation at scene'

The woman, who was trapped for some time, suffered head and chest injuries, while the man, in his 70s, was less seriously wounded.

Fewer than than 40 people were on the train and no passengers are believed to have been hurt in the collision.

It is unclear how the vehicle came to be on the tracks in Littleport, Ely, when the crash happened.

A team including an air ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a hazardous area response crew were dispatched to the site.

"They have worked extremely hard to get to the patients quickly and safely, and to treat them as soon as possible," the ambulance service spokeswoman said.

British Transport Police said the camper van collided with the side of the 1615 BST Cambridge to Downham Market First Capital Connect service, which remained fully upright and on the tracks.

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