Czech Republic: Deadly train crash in Prague

The collision of a passenger train with a freight train in the Czech Republic, dozens injured. A man had died, said the Minister of transport, Karel Havlicek, w

Czech Republic: Deadly train crash in Prague

The collision of a passenger train with a freight train in the Czech Republic, dozens injured. A man had died, said the Minister of transport, Karel Havlicek, who was rushed to the accident, early Wednesday morning in stations in CT. Two people had severe and eight had been seriously injured. The passenger train was late on Tuesday evening in the city of Cesky Brod, about 30 kilometers East of Prague, in the standing mail train crashed.

According to a spokesperson for the rescue service, a total of 35 people were in hospitals in the Region. Most of them suffered bruises or fractures. The salvage work was completed in around three hours. In the case of the dead it should be, according to media reports, one of the two train drivers was trapped in his cabin.

The forces were more than a dozen paramedics and ambulance as well as two rescue helicopters on the ground. In the commuter train should have been in the late evening transport about 200 passengers found. The so-called "city Elefant" connects Prague with Recany nad Labem (Retschan on the Elbe).

May Signal overlooked

The cause of the disaster has yet to be determined. May a halt was overlooked signal, it was on the part of the authorities. References to a technical failure it is not, give said Havlicek.

images in social media showed that the trains were after the collision wedged together. The rail traffic on the main axis was diverted. Only a week ago, including a German had come in a train accident in the Czech part of the ore mountains, two people were killed.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 23:19

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