Frontal thrust: Dead and injured in train accident between the Czech Republic and Germany

The head-on collision of two passenger trains on a route through the ore mountains between the Czech Republic and Germany there have been Deaths and injuries. T

Frontal thrust: Dead and injured in train accident between the Czech Republic and Germany

The head-on collision of two passenger trains on a route through the ore mountains between the Czech Republic and Germany there have been Deaths and injuries. Two people were also killed, said the spokesman of the rescue service in Karlovy vary (Karlovy Vary), Radek Hes, on Tuesday evening. 9 people were difficult and 13 have been slightly injured, including both Czech and German citizens. The crash site in a forest near the village of Pernink in the West of the Czech Republic was for the rescuers difficult to access.

The a train was on the single track route from the West Bohemian Bäderort Karlovy vary, in Saxony, Johann Georg town, the other in the reverse direction. The winding and hilly path leads over the ore mountain comb. The two trains should cross only at the next station. The police arrested one of the two train drivers. The suspicion loud on reckless endangerment of the General public, said a spokeswoman for the German press Agency. He should be early started.

large array on-the-spot

The forces were with a large contingent on site. The fire brigade had to carry the wounded, because of the inaccessible terrain on the tracks to walk to the next station. Several rescue helicopters were deployed, including one from neighbouring Saxony, to bring the severely wounded in hospitals in the Region. These were put on alert.

photos was to see that the two Drivers were completely demolished. The surrounding forest was injured searched, the goods may run away in shock. The Czech Minister of transport, Karel Havlicek rushed in the evening to the scene of the incident. He was "deeply dismayed," he wrote on Twitter, and called for comprehensive education. The operation of the track operation is performed in the so-called simplified branch line, that is, without special technical facilities.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 20:19

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